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You donít need to do any special reading before you look at this lecture.
It is based on an article I wrote recently:
1. Dickinson HO. Cancer trends in England and Wales (editorial) BMJ 2000;320:884-885 http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/320/7239/884

If you would like to read more about the issues I discuss, look at:
2. Peto R, Darby S, Deo H, Silcocks P, Whitley E, Doll RT Smoking, smoking cessation, and lung cancer in the UK since 1950: combination of national statistics with two case-control studies. BMJ 2000;321:323-329 http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7257/323
3. Peto R, Boreham J, Clarke M, Davies C, Beral V. UK and USA breast cancer deaths down 25% in year 2000 at ages 20-69 years. Lancet 2000; 355:1822 http://www.thelancet.com/sub/Ö55no9217/body.correspondence1822_1.html
4. Department of Health. Saving lives: our healthier nation. (chapter 5) London: Department of Health, 1999. http://www.ohn.gov.uk/ohn/ohn.htm