- Zosia Kmietowicz
Lower survival among people with bowel cancer in the United Kingdom than among those in similar countries is likely to be because of poor staging and unequal access to the best treatment, new findings indicate.
A study led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine was carried out in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the UK for the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership. It included more than 310 000 patients whose bowel cancer was diagnosed between 2000 and 2007.
The researchers used population based cancer registries to examine how far the patients’ cancer had spread at the time of diagnosis and to look at the proportion …