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Breast Cancer Deaths Drop Almost 40 Percent From 1989

Oct 04,2017

Breast Cancer

Alexa Lardieri


A new report published by the American Cancer Society Tuesday in A Cancer Journal for Clinicians found deaths from breast cancer declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, equating to 322,600 deaths.
Deanna Attai, a breast cancer surgeon at the University of California at Los Angeles, who was not involved in the study, said some of these advances include superior chemotherapy treatments, which were first developed in the 1980s, but have since been improved and are given after surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence, The Washington Post reported.