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Some patients with colorectal cancer may have been missed by Northern Ireland registry

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:385
  1. Harry Comber, director (
  1. National Cancer Registry (Ireland), Cork, Ireland

    EDITOR—The number of new patients with colorectal cancer (3217 over a five year period) given by Kee et al1 would give a crude incidence of colorectal cancer in Northern Ireland of 39.5 per 100 000 people. As their study included only patients having surgery, however, correction needs to be made …

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