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Death rates from cancer in the UK are predicted to fall further

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 21 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2198
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. 1London

    The risk of dying from cancer before the age of 84 in the United Kingdom will continue to fall for most types of the disease for the next two decades, a new study predicts.

    Researchers from the charity Cancer Research UK looked at data on the numbers of people dying from 21 of the commonest cancers and have predicted a 17% fall in the death rate in men and 16% …

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