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Cancer rates to fall as a result of 'better diagnosis'


Death rates from cancer are expected to fall dramatically over the next 20 years according to the charity Cancer Research UK.

It says fewer people smoking as well as improvements in diagnosis and treatment will lead to a 17 per cent drop in death rate.

Dr Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK's chief executive, told the Today programme: "We're seeing better diagnosis and better earlier diagnosis, and indeed many more effective treatments across a whole range of cancers."

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