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Researchers predict nearly 1.3 million cancer deaths in Europe in 2011

9 February 2011

There will be nearly 1.3 million deaths from cancer in Europe in 2011 according to predictions from a study published in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday 9 February).

The estimates, which have been reached after researchers used for the first time in Europe a new mathematical model for predicting cancer mortality, show a fall in overall cancer death rates for both men and women when compared to 2007. But they also highlight some areas of concern, particularly rising rates of lung cancer in women.

Read the paper: European cancer mortality predictions for the year 2011

Published in Annals of Oncology, Advanced Access, 8 February 2011.

Read the press release here.

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