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cancer cluster

Syllabification: can·cer clus·ter

Definition of cancer cluster in English:

noun

A geographic area with a statistically higher than average occurrence of cancer among its residents.
Example sentences
  • 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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