UK cancer death rates 'set to witness dramatic fall'

26 September 2012

The number of deaths caused by cancer in the UK is set to witness a significant decrease over the next few decades, a new study suggests.

In fact, Cancer Research UK has gone as far as to state that death rates due to the disease are "set to fall dramatically" between now and 2030.

The organisation pointed out that a 17 per cent drop in the death rate will be witnessed as fewer people take up smoking and improvements are made in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cancer.

According to Cancer Research UK's analysis, around 170 deaths in the UK per 100,000 of the population were as a result of cancer in 2010. However, this statistic is expected to be 142 deaths out of every 100,000 cases come 2030.

Dr Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, commented: "These new figures are encouraging and highlight the huge progress we're making.

"Research across many areas is having real impact."

Posted by Jeanette Royston

Health News is provided by Adfero in collaboration with Spire Healthcare. Please note that all copy above is ©Adfero Ltd. and does not reflect views or opinions of Spire Healthcare unless explicitly stated. Additional comments on the page from individual Spire consultants do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of other consultants or Spire Healthcare.

Find a treatment, test or scan available at:


Find a consultant

Use one or more of the options below to search for a consultant and link through to view their Spire profile.


Let us help you

fill out this form and we will get back to you:

Please select a hospital

We can call you

Please enter your details below and we will call you back.

What is the aim of your enquiry?

Please select a hospital

If we are unable to reach you by phone, please include your email address so that we can get in touch...



© Spire Healthcare Group plc (2016)