Poverty gap for cancer survival widens

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:599
  1. Katherine Burke
  1. London

    The poverty gap for cancer survival in England and Wales widened throughout the 1990s, despite official efforts to help poor patients to access the best care, a government backed analysis of patient records shows.

    Reporting in an advance online publication in the British Journal of Cancer this week (, the researchers found that poor men and women have a significantly lower chance of surviving almost two in three of the most common cancers than their richer counterparts. And that gap is widening, according to the research, funded by the Office for …

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