Scripps MD Anderson Expert Discusses Declining Cancer Death Rate

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Thomas Buchholz, MD, explores promising trend

KUSI host Allen Denton and Thomas Buchholz, MD, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, Scripps Clinic

KUSI "San Diego People" host Allen Denton and Dr. Thomas Buchholz, medical director of Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and a Scripps Clinic physician.

Thomas Buchholz, MD, explores promising trend

Thomas Buchholz, MD, medical director at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, recently appeared on KUSI to discuss new statistics showing that the overall cancer death rate in the United States declined by 27 percent from 1991 to 2016. Dr. Buchholz, a radiation oncologist at Scripps Clinic, attributed the drop to cancer prevention measures, improved early detection and advanced, individualized treatments.

Watch the segment on KUSI's "San Diego People":

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