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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 Fred Hutch News Service staff

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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Highlights of Fred Hutch science in 2018

A look back at notable advances in immunotherapy, precision screening and more

Dec. 18, 2018 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

From basic biology to survivors’ pocketbooks, our researchers explore every angle of cancer. Here are just a few of the strides our teams made in 2018.

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Closing the rural-urban cancer survival gap

‘Guideline care’ in clinical trials erased cancer death-rate disparities

Aug. 17, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer patients in rural areas of the United States die of their disease at significantly higher rates than those residing in U.S. cities, and scientists at Fred Hutch are trying to find out why.

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