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Between 1990/1991 and 2008, the overall cancer mortality rates decreased by 22.9 percent in men and 15.3 percent in women—around 1,024,400 deaths avoided—primarily due to reductions in tobacco use among men, increased cancer screening rates, and improved treatments.

Siegel R, Ward E, Brawley O, Jemal A. Cancer Statistics, 2011: The impact of eliminating socioecomic and racial disparities on premature cancer deaths. CA Cancer J Clin. 2011; 61(4): 212-36. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.20121/full

Reference

Title
Cancer Statistics, 2011: The impact of eliminating socioecomic and racial disparities on premature cancer deaths
Publication
CA Cancer J Clin
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Siegel R, Ward E, Brawley O, Jemal A
Volume & Issue
Volume 61, Issue 4
Pages
212-36
URL
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