Reporter 406, 22 September 1997

Leukaemia study

A leukaemia and lymphoma study – the biggest of its kind in Britain – has been published by the Leukaemia Research Fund. 27,000 cases between 1984 and 1993 are covered in the study which identifies long-term trends and will be crucial to health planning in the next century. Professor Ray Cartwright, Director of the Fund’s Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of Leeds, which undertook the study, said the information on older sufferers would assume increasing importance as the population ages.

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