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Rise in survival rate of stomach cancer

25th June 2010

Cancer Research UK has said the number of deaths from stomach cancer has fallen to the lowest rate for 40 years.

In 1971 14,100 deaths were caused by the disease, but in 2008 the rate fell by 63% to less than 5,200 deaths. The figures show a significant fall from 22.3 deaths per 100,000 people in 1971 to 5.5 per 100,000 in 2008. Cancer Research UK’s Lesley Walker said the new data was "fantastic news, showing fewer people are now dying from stomach cancer".

 

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