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Overall cancer death rate falls 27% over 25-year period in US

The overall rate of death from cancer in the US dropped a total of 27% from 1991 to 2016, according to findings published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Death rates declined for lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, but they increased for cancers related to obesity, such as uterine, pancreatic and liver, researchers say.

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