Cancer death rates decline across congressional districts, but disparities remain

Cancer death rates decreased overall across congressional districts in the United States over the past 25 years, according to a study published in Cancer.The analysis revealed a 20% to 45% reduction in mortality among men and a 10% to 40% decline among women in most districts, the society stated in a press release. Districts along the southern coast and border showed the greatest decreases in cancer deaths, with the smallest reductions seen in the Midwest and central areas of the South, including Appalachia.However, the study also showed race- and gender-based disparities in cancer mortalityRead More