Entry from US English dictionary
A geographic area with a statistically higher than average occurrence of cancer among its residents.
- Last week, the Eastern Regional Health Authority launched an investigation into claims that the area contained a cancer cluster.
- There is no evidence of a cancer cluster in the Fylingdales area, but the Yorkshire Cancer Register confirmed no research has yet been done in the area.
- An investigation into the possibility of a cancer cluster in the Harborough Hill area of the town centre was launched last month after 20 deaths from the disease.
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