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42% Fewer U.S. Women Are Dying of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer deaths are down in many countries worldwide—but some still have major work to do

In the latest analysis of worldwide data from the World Health Organization, link researchers led by Cecile Pizot from the International Research institute in Lyon, order France, found that in 39 of the 47 countries studied, breast cancer death rates have declined from the 1980s to 2013. The report was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium of the American Association for Cancer Research. In the U.S., for example, mortality dropped by 42% in that time. Encouragingly, mortality dropped more dramatically for women under age 50, but it’s not clear whether screening or treatments, or a combination of both, are responsible.

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