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UK cancer death rates drop by more than a fifth over 20 years

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 18 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7591
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The age standardised death rate from cancer among women in the United Kingdom fell by 20% and that among men by 27% between 1990 and 2011, a new analysis shows.

Cancer Research UK said that the cancer death rate among women fell from 185 to 147 per 100 000 population and among men from 277 to 203 per 100 000. The charity said that better …

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