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U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991
Date:1/17/2013

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She added that cases of cervical cancer and cancers of the mouth could be prevented if the percentage of young girls and boys fully vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) increased from the current 32 percent to 80 percent by 2020.

The cancer society report was based on data from the NCI and CDC, as well as mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The research was compiled in two separate reports that were published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more data and statistics on cancer.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCES: Jane Henley, epidemiologist, division of cancer prevention and control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; American Cancer Society, news release, Jan. 17, 2013


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