Progress in prostate cancer appears to slow
News to cheer about: The American Cancer Society this week reported its biggest single-year drop in the cancer death rate. Some cancers, though, such as prostate, didn't mirror that steep decline, giving the impression of less progress. Dr. Daniel Lin, chief of urologic oncology at UW Medical Center, interprets the information differently, and offers context. Over the last 25 years, he says, there has been a 25-30% decrease in deaths from prostate cancer.