US lung cancer rates falling overall, Study

August 11, 2014 8:03 PM

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US lung cancer rates falling overall, Study

According to the authors of this new study, which was led by Denise Riedel Lewis, PhD, MPH, of the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Research Program in Bethesda, MD, overall lung cancer rates declined in the US, but it’s not clear if this is true for all groups and all types of cancer.

To more closely investigate US lung cancer rates, Dr. Riedel Lewis and team used data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program for the years 1977 to 2010.

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