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British cancer death rates fell by 12% between 1972 and 2002

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:494

Cancer Research UK has alerted us to an error in the data for female incidence of cancers that it supplied for the graph in this news article by Zosia Kmietowicz (7 February, p 303): the male and female curves for incidence are both correct, but the female curve should appear for the same period as the male curve (1975 to 2000). All rates for incidence and mortality shown on the graph are for Great Britain.