Most cancers less
common, less deadly
The incidence and death rates
of most cancers declined steadily between 1990 and 1996.
Koh, H.K. 1999. The end of the "tobacco and cancer" century. Journal
of the National Cancer Institute 91(April 21):660.
Wingo, P.A. . . . B.K. Edwards. 1999. Annual report to the nation
of the status of cancer, 1973-1996, with a special section on lung
cancer and tobacco smoking. Journal of the National Cancer Institute
The results of the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention's study are available at http://www-seer.ims.nci.nih.gov.
Brenda K. Edwards
National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
6130 Executive Boulevard
EPN, Room 343
Bethesda, MD 20892-7350
Howard K. Koh
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108-4619
News, Vol. 155, No. 19, May 8, 1999, p. 302.
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