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Cancer Progress | Scott Alexander | Slate Star Codex | 01 August 2018
President Nixon declared “war on cancer” in 1971. How is the war going? For a war of attrition, quite well. The overall incidence of cancer, and death rates from cancer, have been declining in America since 1990, after rising steadily until that time. But why the improvement? Is it because science has been finding new cures for cancers? Or are we seeing the effects of better diagnostic techniques that catch cancer earlier, and of social policies — smoking bans, notably — that make cancer less likely?
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august 2018 by petulantskeptic
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