title: 'Number of UK teenagers dying from cancer halved' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
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- Medicine 'Post Type':
The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer in Britain has almost halved over the past 30 years, according to new research. VoR's Tim Ecott asked Kat Arney, Science Information Manager at Cancer Research UK, why such drastic change has taken place within the past decades. Cancer Research UK found that in the mid-1970s around 600 youngsters between 15 and 24 died from cancer each year in Britain. Now that number has almost halved.The biggest success rates seem to be in treating leukaemia.