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UK cancer survival rates are no worse than rest of Europe

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 07 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:808
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Cancer mortality in the United Kingdom is not generally worse than in other European countries and is sometimes better. Richard Doll and Jill Boreham compared deaths from cancer in five European countries of similar economic status, Italy, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the UK, in a report in the British Journal of Cancer, published online on 22 March (, doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6602450).

    “It is worrying when reports suggested that survival rates have been …

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