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New Zealand’s pancreatic cancer survival rate below comparable countries – study

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A new study comparing the cancer survival rates of seven countries has ranked New Zealand close to the bottom.

The study, published in The Lancet Oncology journal on Wednesday, analysed 3.9 million cancer cases from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Denmark, the UK, Ireland and Norway. It compared the one-year and five-year survival rates for bowel, oesophageal, pancreatic, stomach, rectum, lung and ovarian cancer from 1995 to 2014. Read more . . . 

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