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By Amanda Gardner, HealthDay Cancer death rates are declining, especially among younger people, new research shows. And while cancer is poised to become the number one killer in the United States, topping heart disease, that is because deaths from heart disease have decreased faster than for cancer. STUDY: Aspirin lowers risk of death from colorectal cancer READER FORUM: Living with Cancer PAW PRINT POST: Survivor’s husband, dog both lost to cancer “Older Americans have only experienced decreased [cancer] mortality very recently, but younger Americans have been seeing benefits for a long time so, as a result, everyone born in the last 60 years has been reaping the benefits of efforts in prevention research and treatment research and early detection research,” said Dr. Eric Kort, lead author of a study appearing in the Aug. 15 issue of Cancer Research. Kort, a pediatrics resident at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., completed the study while a research scientist at the Van Andel Research Institute, also in Grand Rapids. Read More

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August 15, 2009 at 7:02 pm

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