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Targeted campaigns must help ethnic minorities spot cancer signs, researchers say

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3612 (Published 29 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3612
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Recognition of potential cancer symptoms is lower among minority ethnic groups, says a large study report in the British Journal of Cancer that highlights the importance of developing tailored health campaigns.

Researchers gathered data from 18 cross sectional surveys carried out in England with a total data set of 38 492 people.1 The surveys used the Cancer Research UK Cancer Awareness Measure, which asks a series of questions about symptoms of …

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