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Cancer: more young people in England are surviving

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 17 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l258
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Mortality and five year survival rates have improved in a range of different cancers in young people aged 13-24 in England, an overview of cancer trends has shown.1

“This new report shows for the first time that cancer survival rates are improving in young people,” said Kate Collins, chief executive of the Teenage Cancer Trust, which funded the research with Public Health England.

She added, “This hugely positive shift has occurred since the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence decided in 2005 to recognise and treat teenagers and young adults …

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