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Smoking Linked to Rise in Tennessee Cancer Deaths

October 15, 2007

Mace RothenbergThe new Report to the Nation On the Status of Cancer says that fewer Americans are dying from cancer, but the number of Tennesseans dying of the disease is going up. “We can take great pride in national figures, but we really can’t have that same sense of pride for Tennessee,” said Dr. Mace Rothenberg, a Vanderbilt University Ingram professor of cancer research. “It is embarrassing how far Tennessee is lagging behind.”