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Breast cancer death rate down 10% in just five years

Anne Li                                                                                     Feburary 24th, 2018

 

Breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by 10% in five years, according to the latest analysis released by Cancer Research UK ahead of World Cancer Day tomorrow (Sunday). In 2015, 35 women out of every 100,000 in the UK died from breast cancer. Five years before this was 39 women per 100,000. A better understanding of the genetics of the disease, together with new drugs and surgical techniques, have all contributed to a falling death rate. Research has led to broader uses for drugs such as tamoxifen, as well as the development of newer drugs such as aromatase inhibitors revolutionising treatment of breast cancer.
 
See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2018-02-03-breast-cancer-death-rate-down-10-in-just-five-years-1

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