Men Have Higher Cancer Death Rates Than Women
By On 12 Jul, 2011 At 07:50 PM | Categorized As Health News | With 0 Comments
Study Suggests Diagnosis of Cancer Is More Frequent for Men

July 12, 2011 — Men are more likely than women to die of cancer in the U.S., a new study shows.

“Our research suggests that the main factor driving greater frequency of cancer deaths in men is the greater frequency of cancer diagnosis, rather than poorer survival once the cancer occurs,” says study researcher Michael B. Cook, PhD, BsC, of the National Cancer Institute.

The study is published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Cook says that if investigators “can identify the causes of these gender differences in cancer incidence, then we can take preventative actions to reduce the cancer burden in both men and women.”

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