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Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and Wales: Trends and Risk Factors

Anthony Swerdlow, Isabel Dos Santos Silva, and Richard Doll


Cancer causes a quarter of all deaths in England and Wales. There is great professional and public interest in cancer trends, but no satisfactory source to which to turn to find information about these trends and explanation of them. It is even more difficult to know where to turn for information on trends in factors causing cancer. This book presents new analyses that bring together data on cancer trends in England and Wales since 1868. Detailed consideration is given to the reasons for changes in rates of cancer, in relation to a wide range of risk factors and preventive factors. Data are pr ... More

Keywords: cancer trends, rates of cancer, risk factors, preventive factors, AIDS, asbestos exposure, cancer screening, childbearing, diet, smoking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780192627483
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627483.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Swerdlow, author
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Isabel Dos Santos Silva, author
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Richard Doll, author
University of Oxford