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CANCER RATES ON THE
DECLINE IN THE UNITED
STATES
Sherif Mohamed El-Refai
Introduction
 Sherif Mohamed El-Refai serves as an oncology
pharmacist at Markey Cancer Center, a part of the
University ...
Cancer Rates
 Cancer incidence rates also dropped for men and
remained stable for women.
The reported attributed the decl...
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Cancer Rates on the Decline in the United States

Sherif Mohamed El-Refai serves as an oncology pharmacist at Markey Cancer Center, a part of the University of Kentucky. Also working toward a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the university, Sherif Mohamed El-Refai affiliates with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), a professional organization committed to improving patient care through the use of medication.

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Cancer Rates on the Decline in the United States

  1. 1. CANCER RATES ON THE DECLINE IN THE UNITED STATES Sherif Mohamed El-Refai
  2. 2. Introduction  Sherif Mohamed El-Refai serves as an oncology pharmacist at Markey Cancer Center, a part of the University of Kentucky. Also working toward a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the university, Sherif Mohamed El-Refai affiliates with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), a professional organization committed to improving patient care through the use of medication. The APhA recently reported on findings from the Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer indicating that between 2003 and 2012 cancer death rates in the United States fell by about 1.5 percent per year for both men and women.
  3. 3. Cancer Rates  Cancer incidence rates also dropped for men and remained stable for women. The reported attributed the declining rates of cancer deaths to better prevention and earlier detection. Liver cancer, however, showed the highest increase of any cancer in both death and incidence rates, and the study pointed to hepatitis C as a major culprit. Hepatitis C can be treated, and the report recommended testing, especially for people born between 1945 and 1965, which is the age group with the highest vulnerability of contracting the virus.

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