1 in 2 people in the UK will develop cancer in their lifetime, study finds

February 4, 2015 4:05 PM

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1 in 2 people in the UK will develop cancer in their lifetime, study finds

Conducted by investigators from Cancer Research UK, the figure from the new study surpasses the previous estimate, which claimed 1 in 3 people in the UK will develop cancer in their lifetime.

The research team, including Prof. Peter Sasieni of Queen Mary University of London in the UK, says the new study involved the use of a more accurate calculation technique, which compared cancer rates of people born in the 1930s with those born in the 1960s.

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