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UK cancer survival lagging behind other nations

05:36 EDT 12 Sep 2019 | Pharmafile

Cancer survival in the UK is falling behind other high-income nations, despite seeing an overall improvement in survival rates, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology.

Advances in treatment and surgical techniques are thought to behind the UK’s progress, as five-year survival rates for rectal and colon cancer improved the most since 1995, while pancreatic cancer improved the least.

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