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UK death rates from breast cancer fall by a third

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 07 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:849
  1. Phyllida Brown
  1. Exeter

    The United Kingdom saw an unprecedented fall in the death rate from breast cancer during the 1990s, a new analysis finds. Researchers believe the improvement is due mainly to better treatment, especially the widespread use of the drug tamoxifen.

    “This is the first time that improvements in the treatment of any type …

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