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Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and WalesTrends and Risk Factors$
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Anthony Swerdlow, Isabel Dos Santos Silva, and Richard Doll

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780192627483

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627483.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and Wales

Anthony Swerdlow

Isable Dos Santos silva

Richard Doll

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter presents a brief overview of cancer incidence in England and Wales, as well as brief description of the purpose of the book. Approximately 250,000 cancers occur each year in England and Wales, accounting for about 140,000 deaths. The book presents new analysis of trends in cancer incidence and mortality in England and Wales, going as far back as 1868 for some cancers.

Keywords:   cancer incidence, cancer trends, England, Wales

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