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US cancer death rate has declined for at least 25 years

Fred Hutch experts weigh in on milestone report from American Cancer Society

Jan. 10, 2019 | By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service

The U.S. cancer death rate has dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. The encouraging stats come from the American Cancer Society’s latest annual report. Fred Hutch experts dive deeper into the data and explain how we can accelerate progress against cancer for everyone.

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance program reduces infection-caused illnesses

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance program reduces infection-caused illnesses

March 23, 2009

An aggressive infection-control program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that mixes common sense measures with medical informatics has drastically reduced the number and rate of infection-caused illness since its inception three years ago. “Our rates of infection appear to be several fold lower than those seen at comparable institutions,” said Dr. Corey Casper, medical director of the infection-control program.

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