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New estimates predict nearly 1.3 million deaths from cancer in EU in 2012, but rate of people dying is declining

29 February 2012

New figures published today in the journal Annals of Oncology estimate that there will be nearly 1.3 million deaths from cancer in 2012 in the European Union (EU) – 717,398 men and 565,703 women. Although the actual numbers have increased, the rate (age-standardised per 100,000 population) of people who die from the disease continues to decline.

Read the full press release of this study.

Read the paper: European cancer mortality predictions for the year 2012

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