High cancer mortality rates in the elderly in the UK.


INTRODUCTION Cancer is largely a disease of older individuals. We compared UK cancer mortality rates with those for other countries to assess progress. METHODS Death details were obtained from the WHO Mortality Database for the UK, the USA and 11 European countries. Mortality rates were calculated for the age groups 55-64, 65-74, 75-84 and ≥85 years… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.canep.2011.05.015


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