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Cancer death rates for all races/ethnicities and both sexes combined decreased by 2.1% per year from 2002-2004, nearly twice the annual decrease of 1.1% per year from 1993-2002.

Espey, Daivd K., Xiao-Cheng Wu, Judith Swan, Charles Wiggins, Melissa A. Jim, Elizabeth Ward, Phyllis A. Wingo, Holly L. Howe, Lynn A. G. Ries, Barry A. Miller, Ahmedin Jemal, Faruque Ahmed, Nathaniel Cobb, Judith S. Kaur, and Brenda K. Edwards. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004: Featuring cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives; October 2007. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/116330621/HTMLSTART

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Title
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004: Featuring cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives
Publication Date
October 2007
Authors
Espey, Daivd K., Xiao-Cheng Wu, Judith Swan, Charles Wiggins, Melissa A. Jim, Elizabeth Ward, Phyllis A. Wingo, Holly L. Howe, Lynn A. G. Ries, Barry A. Miller, Ahmedin Jemal, Faruque Ahmed, Nathaniel Cobb, Judith S. Kaur, and Brenda K. Edwards
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