There is a major development in the war on cancer.
For the second year in a row, the cancer death rate dropped in this country, and the drop was substantial.
Between 2002 and 2003, there were 369 fewer cancer deaths in the US.
Between 2003 and 2004, the drop was the steepest ever recorded, with over 3000.
The report, released today by the American Cancer Society, finds major progress in increasing survival rates for breast, colorectal and prostate cancer.
Experts link better prevention, detection and treatment strategies as the cause for the drop in cancer deaths.