Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program (www.seer.cancer.gov) SEER*Stat Database:
Mortality - All COD, Public-Use With State, Total U.S. (1969-2004), National
Cancer Institute, DCCPS, Surveillance
Research Program, Cancer Statistics Branch, released April 2007. Underlying
mortality data provided by NCHS (www.cdc.gov/nchs).
Advances in cancer
diagnosis, screening, treatment and supportive care have resulted in a
decline in the death rate from all cancers since the 1990s.