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Drop in Cancer Deaths Reflect Failures of Our Society. Really.

Despite declining cancer death rates, the nation still presents societal failures to improve the state of our population's health.
Originally published on 02/21/2020 in The Boston Globe

In this editorial published in the Boston Globe, Dr. Peter Bach addresses the nation's societal failures to improve the state of our population's health even in the midst of decreasing cancer death rates.

The same data that show a 2% reduction in cancer death rates show a rise in death rates from overdoses, suicides, and diabetes. In this new generation of pressing public health crises, "progress we require will come from exertion, not invention."

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