DE Cancer Mortality Rate Falls Again; DE Ranked 14th in Nation

May 01, 2013 -- 5:00am

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services announced progress Tuesday in the battle against cancer in the First State.

The DHSS Cancer Incidence and Mortality report for the years 2005-2009 is the most comprehensive cancer data report in the state.  And, the most recent data demonstrate that Delaware continues to make progress in fighting cancer, particularly cancer mortality.

In the 1990s, Delaware had the second highest cancer mortality in the country. Under the leadership of the Delaware Cancer Consortium and numerous health partners, that number has dropped significantly since then. In last year’s report (from years 2003-2007), Delaware was ranked 12 and now the state ranking has fallen further to 14.

Read the entire report here:  http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/dpc/cancer.html.

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