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18 May 13 07:45

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has published new data, forecasting that the proportion of people who die from cancer will continue to fall over the next 18 years.

CRUK looked at different cancer types. The graph shows particularly noteworthy drops in the proportion of people dying from ovarian, bowel, breast and prostate cancers.

All of this adds up to an overall drop from 170 out of every 100,000 people, to 142 per 100,000. That’s a 17 per cent drop.

Category: Funding longer lives: Health/medicine

Tags: #Cancer.

1 Comment

Nicola Oliver - 6 Jun 2013, 3:57 p.m.

has there been any analysis on age-specific death rates? For instance, with the increase in those living to older age and the associated increased risk of cancer with age, do older people have the same risk of cancer-specific death as those diagnosed at younger ages?

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