Death rates are declining for many common cancers in the U.S., report finds

Death rates are declining for more than half of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S., according to a sweeping annual analysis released Thursday.

The new report — released by the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other collaborators — found that between 2014 and 2018, death rates dropped for 11 out of 19 of the most common cancers among men and 14 of the 20 most prevalent cancers among women.

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