UK has highest reduction in deaths from lung and breast cancer

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 13 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:63
  1. Claire McKenna
  1. BMJ

    The United Kingdom has seen the highest reduction in the world in the rates of death from female breast and male lung cancer, according to the latest research from Oxford University professors Richard Doll and Richard Peto, presented at the headquarters of Cancer Research UK last week.

    Total cancer mortality for both males and females is at its lowest levels since 1950, said Professor Peto. The figures were heavily influenced by the decrease in cancers attributed to smoking.

    In males, cancer deaths not attributed to …

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