Annual Report to the Nation Finds Continued Declines in Overall Cancer Rates – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The latest annual report shows that cancer rates are declining overall. Dr. Brenda Edwards, at National Cancer Institute explains that the rates at which people are dying of cancer is lower.
Dr. Edwards: It means that we are hopefully reducing risk. We’re finding effective ways to, perhaps for those that have screening, to find it early and then to move into the treatments that work. For others we may be looking at improved treatment for which we don’t have some early detection or we may not actually understand all the risk factors.
Narrator: The report is published online in the journal Cancer. For more information on it and cancer research, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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