Annual deaths from mesothelioma in Britain to reach 2000 by 2010BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7404.1417-b (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1417
- Caroline White
The death toll from mesothelioma in Britain could reach 2000 a year by the year 2010, a leading UK epidemiologist said last week.
Professor Julian Peto, of the Institute of Cancer Research and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, was speaking at an international conference in London to raise awareness of mesothelioma, the incurable cancer that is mainly caused by breathing in asbestos fibres.
Professor Peto said that in Britain the annual number of …