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Cancer death rate falls steadily in England over past decade

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7069 (Published 21 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7069
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The death rate from cancer among people aged under 75 fell by 14.7% across England from 2003 to 2013, NHS Outcomes Framework data have shown. However, regional data showed rises in some areas of the country.

The figures, published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre,1 showed that cancer is still the biggest killer of people under 75. A total of 63 458 deaths from cancer occurred in England’s under 75s in 2003, falling to 62 132 in 2013. In every 100 000 people …

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