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The News on Cancer Deaths in the United States: Good, Bad, and Fantastic

Death rates from cancer dropped 26 percent from 1999 to 2018.

CDC works with agencies and organizations across the country to find ways to prevent people from getting cancer. We work with states to keep track of the number of people who get and die from cancer, and find out if those ideas work. Together, we can go beyond reducing the number of people who die from cancer—to stop people from ever getting cancer at all. Read More >

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Rethink Your Drink

Most of us are familiar with the link between some lifestyle behaviors and cancer—like smoking or physical inactivity. But some people may be surprised that alcohol consumption is also a risk factor for cancer, and that these lifestyle factors combined contribute to as much as 40% of cancers. Given that half of U.S. adults drink alcohol, it’s important to understand how alcohol use increases the risk of cancer. Read More >

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Cancer Registry Data: In the Clouds

National Program of Cancer Registries

A lot of technological advancements add to fun and convenience, but technological advancements in cancer registry data can affect lives. The faster we receive data, the faster we can connect people to the care and support they may need. Read More >

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Best Remedy for COVID-19 Is Prevention

Since the novel coronavirus was first identified and named in January, there has been a flurry of news articles and social media posts about the respiratory illness, also known as COVID-19. Read More >

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Conversations with Authors: The Annual Report to the Nation

Since 1998, the Annual Report to the Nation has provided a yearly status report on cancer. We give an update of rates for new cases and deaths, as well as trends for the most common cancers in the United States.  Read More >

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