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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 01 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4771

Oesophageal cancer in UK men rises by 50%: The incidence of oesophageal cancer in men has risen by 50% over the past 25 years, show new figures published by Cancer Research UK. The number of cases diagnosed was around 9.6 in every 100 000 men in 1983 and 14.4 in every 100 000 in 2007. The most dramatic rise was among men in their 50s, among whom the incidence rose by 67%. In women …

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