Downstate cancer rates en Downstate Cancer Rates Higher <p>A new study shows cancer rates are higher in downstate Illinois.&nbsp; Smoking may be the reason. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A report from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the Illinois Department of&nbsp; Public Health of public health says the southern two thirds of Illinois have higher cancer rates and lower survival rates than those in the northern part.&nbsp; The study looks at two decades worth of cancer statistics.&nbsp; SIU Med School's David Steward says the likely culprit is lung cancer, which is especially higher in Men.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:18:24 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 14132 at Downstate Cancer Rates Higher