Over about a quarter-century, the death rate has fallen 26 percent, bringing about very almost 2.4 million less passings than if crest rates had proceeded.
"Advancing the fight against cancer for all citizens requires broader application of existing cancer control knowledge, including smoking cessation and the increased uptake of cancer-preventing cervical and colorectal cancer screening and HPV vaccination, across all segments of the population, with an emphasis on disadvantaged groups", researchers conclude in the report.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women screen for breast cancer at age 50 and men should consult their doctors before considering a prostate exam.
Otis W. Brawley, who is the chief medical officer at American Cancer Society says that there is a need to concern on the efforts made in relation to discourage tobacco use as much as possible. The cancer death rate was 14 percent higher in non-Hispanic blacks than in non-Hispanic whites, according to the paper.
For more youthful individuals, "incongruities are enormous", Jemal said. Rates of lung cancer in women are now approaching the levels in men.
Researchers agree, however, that the reasons behind racial disparities in cancer deaths are multi-pronged and still not fully understood.
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The Friday's event was organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, of which Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a constituent. Pakistan has refused extradition requests from the U.S. for Saeed and allows him to operate relatively freely.
Some states in the report, such as NY and MA, have seen the racial mortality gap disappear for whites and blacks over 65.
Cancer is still a destructive blight on American society, however, and is estimated to have killed 158.6 per 1,000 people diagnosed with the disease in 2015.
In women, the overall cancer incidence rate remained stable over the past few decades. The NCI is undertaking its largest-ever study on the topic to delve into how genetic and biological factors contribute to risk. Female breast cancer is 39 percent lower from 1989 to 2015. Breast cancer alone represents 30 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in women.
The recent numbers continue a decreasing trend dating back to the early 90's.
The report forecasts about 1.7 million new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths in the United States in 2018.
"If we, the cancer community, could do a better job of implementing those things we already know work", Bennett said, "many, many lives could be saved".