• News Feeds
Page last updated at 07:58 GMT, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 08:58 UK

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

Advertisement

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."


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific