Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Factors in Cancer Death Rates Stay Stagnant

“The factors behind cancer death rates seem to have stagnated, a new report shows, as the smoking prevention and mammography screening efforts that fueled recent declines in cancer deaths appear to have leveled off. ‘We've run into plateaus in terms of people smoking and getting necessary screening. The next big barrier is the obesity epidemic,’ said Dr. Jay Brooks, chairman of hematology/oncology at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge, La.”

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