[Articles] Cancer incidence, treatment, and survival in the prison population compared with the general population in England: a population-based, matched cohort study

April, 04, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

Cancer incidence increased in people in prisons in England between 1998 and 2017, with patients in prison less likely to receive curative treatments and having lower overall survival than the general population. The association with survival was partly explained by accounting for differences in receipt of curative treatment and adjustment for diagnosis route. Improved routine cancer surveillance is needed to inform prison cancer policies and decrease inequalities for this under-researched population.

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