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Letters Mind the gap

Regional inequalities and cancer

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 21 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2927
  1. Michael V Williams, consultant clinical oncologist1
  1. 1Oncology Centre, Box 193, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge CB2 0QQ
  1. michael.williams{at}

    Hawkes highlights the health impact of the widening deprivation gap and the stark regional differences in income.1 Deprivation is associated with increased cancer incidence and worse outcomes.2 In lung cancer, deprivation …

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