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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
February 9, 2016

Cancer Rate Dips as PSA Tests Drop

JAMA. 2016;315(6):550. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0102

Thirty states have met the Healthy People 2020 goal to reduce colorectal cancer cases to 39.9 per 100 000 population or fewer, and 27 states reached the cervical cancer target of no more than 7.2 cases per 100 000 females, according to a CDC analysis of 2012 cancer registry data.

The investigators reported that the overall incidence of cancer was lower in 2012 than in 2011 due to fewer prostate cancer diagnoses as men forgo prostate-specific antigen tests in accordance with US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.