The Weekly: Cancer death rate falls, colonoscopy alternatives, and more

Published on January 15, 2021

The Weekly

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Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Falls by Largest Yearly Amount on Record

TUESDAY, January 12, 2021 (Wall Street Journal)—The death rate from cancer in the U.S. dropped 2.4% from 2017 to 2018, the biggest single-year decline on record and a sign of the impact of new treatments on lung cancer especially, the American Cancer Society said.

It was the second year in a row with a record-setting drop, and the progress continues gains that have been made for more than a quarter-century, the cancer society said in a report published Tuesday. The researchers analyzed cancer mortality data from 1930 to 2018, before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Foundation news

Thank you, Awesome Games Done Quick!

Last week, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) held their annual live-streamed video game marathon and raised more than $2.76 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

 During the event, we asked gamers why they get involved. Here’s what they said

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