Cancer Death Declines Being Reported Across U.S.


PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Researchers are reporting the largest-ever decline in the U.S. cancer death rate.

They are primarily crediting advances in the treatment of lung tumors.

Geisinger’s Henry Center in Plains Township is seeing success improving life expectancy for lung, liver and pancreatic cancer patients.

Geisinger Oncologist Srilatha Hosur, MD credits targeted therapy, immunotherapy and diagnostic screenings for the encouraging news.

Healthbeat Reporter Mark Hiller will have more on this promising report tonight on Eyewitness News at 5pm.

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