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New cases of cancer decline in the United States

New York Times, November 26, 2008
The incidence of new cancer cases has been falling in recent years in the United States, the first time such an extended decline has been documented, researchers have reported. Death rates from cancer continued to decline as well, a trend that began some 15 years ago, the report also noted. The report attributes the reductions to adoption of healthier lifestyles and improved screening, as well as advances in treatment.