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NBC 7 Reports on National Decline in Cancer Death Rates

Scripps MD Anderson expert explains reasons behind trend

Photo of Dr. Thomas Buchholz smiling, he's the medical director at Scripps MD Anderson.

Dr. Thomas Buchholz, Oncologist, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and Scripps Clinic

Scripps MD Anderson expert explains reasons behind trend

A recent report by the American Cancer Society revealed that the overall cancer death rate in the United States has dropped by 33% from its peak in 1991. NBC 7 News interviewed Dr. Thomas Buchholz to learn what factors are driving the positive trend. The station also spoke with a cancer survivor about the steps she took to help save her life. Dr. Buchholz is the medical director of Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and is a Scripps Clinic physician.

Watch the NBC 7 News story: Cancer Death Rates Declining in the U.S.

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