Cancer Statistics, 2001

  title={Cancer Statistics, 2001},
  author={Robert T Greenlee and Mary B. Hill-Harmon and Taylor Murray and Michael J. Thun},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
Each year the American Cancer Society compiles estimates of the number of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the US in the current year and the most recent data on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival. An estimated 1,268,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the year 2001 and an estimated 553,400 Americans will die from cancer. Overall cancer incidence and death rates have continued to decrease in men and women since the early 1990s, and the decline in overall cancer mortality… Expand

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