Women’s lung cancer deaths up in South and Midwest

NEW YORK, June 27: Despite falling lung cancer rates across the US in the past decade, researchers report that deaths from the disease are steady or rising among middle-aged women in southern and Midwestern states. The findings, published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, point to a need for more aggressive policies and strategies for reducing smoking by a new generation of men and women, in all US states. (agencies)


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