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OBJECTIVE To estimate the number of deaths among cancer patients diagnosed in Great Britain that would be avoidable within 5 years of diagnosis if the mean (or highest) survival in Europe for patients diagnosed during 1985-1989, 1990-1994 and 1995-1999 were achieved. DESIGN Five-year relative survival for cancers in Great Britain compared with that from(More)
Literature on seasonality of leukaemia shows conflicting results. We analysed the month of diagnosis of acute leukaemia in East Anglia, UK, for the period 1971-94, which showed a significant 40% summer excess (P < 0.001) for acute lymphocytic leukaemia both in children (P < 0.01) and adults (P = 0.01). Methodology, results and possible aetiological(More)
We performed a preliminary investigation into which hospitals would benefit from investment and development, and which should have services restricted, with respect to the implementation of the Calman-Hine strategy of specialist cancer care. A retrospective study approach was used implementing uniform definitions for colon, rectal, breast, melanoma, bladder(More)
Increased awareness and improved diagnostic techniques have led to earlier diagnosis of prostate cancer and increased detection of subclinical cases, resulting in improved prognosis. We postulated that the considerable increase in incidence under age 60 is not attributable only to increased detection. To test this hypothesis, we studied incidence, mortality(More)
We look for evidence of " hysteresis " in the U.S. unemployment rate — that is, that current labor-market outcomes can affect the future equilibrium level of unemployment. We first examine (using a variety of econometric tests for unit roots) whether the unemployment rate tends to come back to a long-run average over time. On balance, our results suggest(More)
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