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Cancer deaths in UK 'premature'

25th June 2009

New research has suggested that up to 15,000 people aged over 75 may be dying unnecessarily from cancer each year in the UK.

The North West Cancer Intelligence Service said their lives would be prolonged if UK cancer survival rates matched the best in Europe and the US, with delays in diagnosing cancer in the UK and poorer treatment after diagnosis possibly to blame. The government's national cancer director Professor Mike Richards said urgent action was needed over the study's findings.


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Article Information

Title: Cancer deaths in UK 'premature'
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 11893
Date Added: 25th Jun 2009


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