New analysis pinpoints ethnic differences in cancer incidence in England

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 25 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2572
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1London

    Black and Asian people in England are significantly less likely to develop cancer overall than white people, finds the first comprehensive national analysis of cancer incidence by ethnicity.

    But Black and Asian people are particularly vulnerable to certain cancers, such as those of the stomach and prostate, and in some cases are likely to have poorer survival than their white counterparts, the findings show.

    The analysis is published by the National Cancer Intelligence Network in collaboration with the charity Cancer Research UK and brings together data on all new cases of cancer diagnosed in England between 2002 and 2006.

    The network was set up in 2008 to …

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