Sharp decline in UK deaths from bowel cancer predicted

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:728
  1. Kathryn Godfrey
  1. London

    Screening for bowel cancer will lead to a sharp reduction in the number of deaths from the disease in the next decade, bowel cancer specialists said this week.

    A national screening programme of 10 years' duration will prevent 5000 new cases and 3000 deaths each year in the United Kingdom, estimates Dr Wendy Atkin, …

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