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Tuesday, 23rd December 2014

Index of Cancer Survival for Clinical Commissioning Groups in England: Adults Diagnosed 1997-2012 and Followed up to 2013

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)

Key Points:

The one-year cancer survival index for England increased steadily from 59.7% for adults diagnosed in 1997 to 69.3% in 2012.

Geographic inequalities in the one-year survival index are persistent: a clear North-South gradient existed in 1997, although this was less marked in 2012.

The pattern of a gradual increase in the one-year survival index with persistent geographic inequalities is similar for middle-aged (55 to 64 years) and elderly (75 to 99 years) patients.

In 2012, the England one-year survival index for all cancers remained markedly lower for elderly patients (57.2%) compared to middle-aged patients (76.7%).

Geographic inequalities in the one-year survival index in London are only slightly narrower than those observed for the whole of England.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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