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Br J Cancer. 2007 Oct 8;97(7):1009-12. Epub 2007 Aug 21.

Increasing incidence of childhood leukaemia: a controversy re-examined.

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  • 1Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. anjali.shah@lshtm.ac.uk

Abstract

We provide evidence of a gradual increase in the incidence of childhood leukaemia over the twentieth century from examination of trends in both incidence and mortality in England and Wales. We conclude that much of the recorded increase is likely to be real.

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