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Cancer survival in England: rates improve and variation falls

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 02 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1532
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

England has seen an improvement in all cancer survival rates and a decrease in geographical variation since 2001, new figures1 from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

  • Overall cancer survival Estimates of the combined one year survival rates for all cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer and prostate cancer) in England have consistently improved over 15 years, from 62% in 2001 to 72.8% in 2016. The most improved clinical commissioning group …

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