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Cancer kills less in US, but prevention lacking

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Fewer people are dying from cancer in the United States, but a government report published Monday warned that a lack of preventative measures could stem a steady decline in mortality rates. 

Fewer people are dying from cancer in the United States, but a government report published Monday warned that a lack of preventative measures could stem a steady decline in mortality rates. "We still have much work to do, particularly when it comes to preventing cancer," said Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pictured here on November 4, 2009.

Mortality rates have been falling since the early 1990s. The study found that from 2000 to 2009, cancer death rates decreased by 1.8 percent per year among men and by 1.4 percent per year among women.

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