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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 D, Wu X, Swan J, Wiggins C, et al. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004: Featuring cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives; 2007. https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/cncr.23044

Reference

Title
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004: Featuring cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Espey D, Wu X, Swan J, Wiggins C, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 110, Issue 10
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