Research presented in January 2007 at a conference in San Antonio indicates there has been a “startling” drop in breast cancer rates in the USA, the Associated Press reports. The 7% decrease in 2003 from the year before appears to be due to the declining number of women taking hormone pills. There is an abstract here of the findings, which were delivered at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium — an event that the local Express-News describes as the “largest annual conference in the world devoted to the disease that strikes 200,000 American women each year.”

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