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Incidence of childhood cancer rises

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7566.462-b (Published 31 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:462
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The overall incidence of childhood cancer in Europe has been rising at a rate of 1.1% a year on average, a new study shows.


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    The researchers found that from 1978 to 1997 the age standardised incidence increased from 120 cases per million children to 141 (European Journal of Cancer 2006:42; 1961-1).

    Although the rise may be partly the result of changes in diagnosis and registration of cases, the authors say that …

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