BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 10 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:969

pilot bowel screening service to start in Britain: The news story (19 September, p 769) should have read “Cancers of the colon and rectum are the second most common cancers in the United Kingdom, killing almost 20 000 [not 200 000] people a year.”

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