US cancer death rate has dropped due to reductions in smoking and improved early diagnostics and treatments
Cancer death rate has dropped by 27% in 25 years in the US - health short science news
While cancer remains the second leading cause of death (22% of deaths in the US) after heart disease, cancer death rate has dropped by 27% in the period from 1991 to 2016.

A report from the American Cancer Society shows that the drop in cancer mortaility is mostly due to steady reductions in smoking, and advances in early detection and treatment. However, people with low socioeconomic status do not benefit from this development due to lifestyle and limited access to medical care.

The report estimates that in 2019 1,762450 cancers will be diagnosed in the US alone, or 4,800 new cases each day.

Read the full story: American Cancer Society
Scientific publication: CA : A Cancer Journal for Clinicians