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Cancer incidence in England’s deprived areas is 16% higher than in rich areas

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3161 (Published 14 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3161
  1. Richard Ushiro-Lumb
  1. 1London

    As many as 14 000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year in England if everyone was as healthy as the richest 20% in the country, a study has found.

    Between 2000 and 2004 there were 21% more diagnoses of cancer in men who live in the most deprived areas of England than in the least deprived. The gap for women was marginally lower at 11%, found the study by the National Cancer Intelligence Network.

    Experts believe that the gap in cancer …

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