Newly released statistics from the American Cancer Society show that cancer deaths in the United States are falling at the fastest rate ever. Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, director of NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, credits that statistic to improved treatments for cancer, as well as efforts to detect the disease while it is still treatable. He discusses the progress in cancer, ways to reduce cancer risk, and more on 77WABC Radio’s Katz’s Corner, hosted by Aaron E. Katz, MD, chair of urology at NYU Winthrop Hospital.
“The public sometimes doesn’t appreciate that probably between 40 and 60 percent of all cancers can be prevented,” Dr. Neel tells Dr. Katz. “The public has a big role in this process of driving down cancer death rates in terms of lifestyle modifications that can really lower their risks.”
Listen to Dr. Neel’s full interview on 77WABC Radio’s Katz’s Corner.