Childhood Cancer Death Rates Down

Cancer deaths among kids and teens in the U.S. have become rarer in recent years, according to a new CDC study.

Childhood cancer isn't rarer than it used to be. Cases of childhood cancer rose by less than 1% per year from 1990 to 2004.

The CDC today reported that the nation's childhood cancer death rate -- which includes kids and adolescents -- decreased by 1.7% per year from 1990 to 2004, thanks to advances in treatment. (Web MD)