AXIOS September 22, 2022
Tina Reed

The decline in cancer deaths has accelerated in recent years, reaching a 2.3% annual drop every year between 2016 and 2019, according to the latest American Association for Cancer Research Cancer Progress report.

Why it matters: Cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death in the U.S. and it’s estimated that more than 600,000 people in the U.S. will die from cancer in 2022 — but this report shows where gains are being made against the disease.

  • Officials say improved treatments, diagnostics and screening are making a difference.

By the numbers: There are more than 18 million...

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