Dr Kat Arney
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Cancer death rates set for a 'dramatic fall', says charity

Death rates from cancer are "set to fall dramatically" by 2030, according to Cancer Research UK.

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

About 170 UK deaths per 100,000 of population were from cancer in 2010, and this figure is predicted to fall to 142 out of every 100,000.

Dr Kat Arney from Cancer Research UK said: "Our real problem here in the UK is not spotting cancer early enough".

  • 25 Sep 2012