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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 28 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1484

Death rate from cancer in EU is falling: New figures show that there will be nearly 1.3 million deaths from cancer in 2012 in the European Union. Although this number has increased, the overall cancer death rates will be 139 per 100 000 in men and 85 per 100 000 in women in 2012, a fall of 10% in men and 7% in women since 2007, shows the study (Annals of Oncology doi:10.1093/annonc/mds024). Deaths from breast cancer are expected to fall …

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