The National Cancer Institute's latest report says that cancer deaths between 2003 and 2007 declined, continuing a trend that started two decades ago. The report also outlined encouraging news that lung cancer deaths decreased in women. Death rates for men with lung cancer began dropping in the early 1990s. Still, lung cancer remains the most prevalent and deadly of all cancers in the U.S.
According to Kimmel Cancer Center director, William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., "the continued decline in cancer death rates is gratifying, but we still need to work harder to control cancer morbidity and mortality in the face of an aging population."