This register-based study describes social variations in cancer incidence and survival in 3.22 million Danish residents born 1925-1973 and aged >or= 30 years. We followed up for cancer incidence in 1994-2003 and for survival in 1994-2006, yielding 147,973 cancers. The incidence increased with lower education and income, especially for tobacco- and other lifestyle-related cancers. Social inequality in the prognosis of most cancers was observed, with poorer relative survival related to fewer advantages, often most pronounced in the first year after diagnosis.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2010, Vol 172, Issue 9, p. 691-6