Cancer deaths reduced in past decade by 10 percent to 15%

October 3, 2010 18:09

The mortality rate from cancers dropped in Israeli men from 189.2 per 100,000 residents and 151.9 among women in 1995 to 164.1 in men and 126.8 in women respectively in 2006.

In addition, 380 new cases are annually diagnosed among children; five out of six now live for at least five years and are regarded as having recovered.

The news was released at the Israel Cancer Association’s annual press conference on Sunday.

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