Risk of breast cancer stabilising in UK, study showsBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7569.620-b (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:620
- Roger Dobson
The risk of developing breast cancer in the United Kingdom may be stabilising, even though most UK cancer registries are reporting an increased incidence after the introduction of mass screening, a study published online in the International Journal of Cancer shows (2006 Sep 8, doi:10.1002/ijc.22160).
The study, by researchers from the Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, calculated and estimated breast cancer trends in 10 European countries from 1970 to 2005. It found that regional differences in incidence seen in the 1970s persisted into the later years of the study, with the lowest incidence in Spain and Italy and the highest in the …