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Researchers Find Largest Yearly Declines Ever Recorded in Melanoma Deaths

Pharmacy Times

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Following a 7.5% increase in melanoma-related deaths among white Americans between 1986 and 2013, researchers have now found a nearly 18% decline over the following 3 years. This improvement can be attributed to significant advances in treatment, according to researchers from New York University (NYU) Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Harvard University.1

Whereas other cancers have seen significant declines, including prostate, breast, and lung cancer, the authors said the sharp decline in deaths due to melanoma outstrips all of those decreases.1

Melanoma is one of the most common forms ...