Britain ranks poorly for cancer survival rates

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1352

Survival rates among patients with cancer in Britain are worse than those among many of their European counterparts, according to a report published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The study found that in the worst case—stomach cancer—the five year survival rate among British patients was less than half the European average.

The Eurocare study uses data from 30 cancer registries covering 100 million …

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