Falling bladder cancer risk in UK

In an article by Eylert et al published in JCU (2014) the authors report a continuous fall in the incidence of bladder cancer (not including early pTa disease or carcinoma-in-situ. They looked at National Cancer Data Repository data for years 1990-2009. Overall the incidence of bladder cancer fell from 10,742 to 8,775 during this time period. Mortality has also fallen (from 4546 to 4135) but not proportionately, suggesting poorer survival.