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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/sj.bjc.6603946

Type

Journal article

Journal

British journal of cancer

Publication Date

10/2007

Volume

97

Pages

1009 - 1012

Addresses

Non-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

Keywords

Humans, Leukemia, Prognosis, Registries, Incidence, Mortality, Survival Rate, Adolescent, Child, Child, Preschool, Infant, England, Wales