Much progress is being made in the fight against cancer.  The U.S. cancer death rate declined by 29 percent from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2 percent drop from 2016 to 2017, the largest single-year drop in cancer mortality ever reported.  Yet, cancer is still the nation’s second-leading cause of death.  This year, over 1.8 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer, and more than 600,000 people – 1,650 a day – will die from it.