ACS’s Siegel: Large drop in lung cancer mortality likely driven by treatment, not just drugs

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Rebecca Siegel doesn’t usually pay attention to one-year drops in data trends, but the 2.2% decline in overall cancer mortality from 2016 to 2017—driven primarily by lung cancer—seemed too big to ignore.

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