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Black men in England are twice as likely to get prostate cancer as white men, study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4138 (Published 30 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4138
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Black men in England are twice as likely to get prostate cancer and to die from the disease as white men, a new analysis has found.1

The study, published in BMC Medicine, analysed prostate cancer incidence and mortality data in England from 2008 to 2010 by major ethnic group. Information from a combination of sources—including Public Health England, the Office for National Statistics, and the national census—gave a total sample of …

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