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UK cancer death rates 'to fall 17% by 2030'

 

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UK cancer death rates 'to fall 17% by 2030'

The rates of people dying from cancer are predicted to fall 17% in the UK by 2030, largely as a result of earlier diagnosis and improved treatments, according to new data from Cancer Research UK.

For all cancers, adjusted for age, 170 people in every 100,000 died from the disease in 2010, but by 2030 it is predicted that this will fall to 142 in every 100,000. This is largely due to better survival rates, thanks to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments, but also reflects a reduction in smoking-related cancers leading to fewer deaths.