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<i>Introduction</i>

Anthony Swerdlow, Isable Dos Santos silva and Richard Doll

in Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and Wales

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780192627483
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723698 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627483.003.0001
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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

Chapter.  314 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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