Dr. Bruce Feinberg, President/CEO of Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS), was featured in an article by Rockdale Citizen reporter Brooke Starr on February 13, about the first reported drop in cancer deaths in over 70 years.
Although the decrease in mortality rates is great news, according to Dr. Feinberg it didn’t come as a shock to the medical community.
“I don’t think that this is new news,” Dr. Feinberg was reported as saying. “We’ve been seeing this trend for about a decade.”
According to experts at the American Cancer Society (ACS), the death rate from cancer had been falling by slightly less than 1 percent a year since 1991, but even so, the actual number of deaths kept rising because the population was growing and aging.
Dr. Feinberg, along with other experts quoted in the article, implied that the drops in cancer deaths were a step in the right direction, but that in terms of educating the public in matters of cancer and healthy living, there is still a long road ahead.
“This is a disease that we are running a battle on and one that we can certainly keep up with,” said Dr. Feinberg. “But if we would just support the methods that it takes to combat it, we could conquer it.”
Dr. Feinberg is regularly consulted on all matters of cancer research and care by local and national media, and is a highly sought after public speaker.