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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
February 26, 2014

Significant Decreases Reported in Annual Lung Cancer Rates

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JAMA. 2014;311(8):792. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.796

Lung cancer rates in the United States have decreased more rapidly among men than women in recent years, according to an analysis in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Data from the National Program of Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program show that overall, lung cancer incidence decreased by 2.6% annually in men and by 1.1% each year among women between 2005 and 2009. During that time, reported cases of invasive lung cancer totaled 569 366 among men and 485 027 among women.

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