Delaware’s cancer death rate remains higher than the national average and lung cancer still accounts for almost one-third of cancer deaths in the state, according to a new report released by state health officials Monday.
The report found that there were 176.1 deaths per 100,000 people between 2009-2013, making the mortality rate 5 percent higher than the U.S. rate of 168.5 per 100,000.
Delaware ranks 16th highest in total cancer deaths, two spots lower than last year’s report.
The state division of public health released its report “Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Delaware” following the Delaware Cancer Consortium held in Dover on Monday. The report analyzes data from 2009 to 2013.
The report found that the state’s cancer…