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Theresa May’s commitment to diagnosing cancers earlier is great news. She’ll need more NHS staff to get there

Category: Science blog October 3, 2018 5 comments

For the Prime Minister to reach her ambitions of 3 in 4 cancer patients diagnosed early in the next 10 years, NHS staff shortages must be addressed.

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NHS funding: New money for England is a start, but it must be spent wisely

Category: Science blog June 18, 2018 21 comments

The new NHS England funding boost from the Prime Minister needs to focus on staff shortages to make a difference in cancer care.

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Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

Category: Science blog May 4, 2018 9 comments

In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.

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Sharon Hodgson MP: NHS cancer staff shortages should be ‘top government priority’

Category: Science blog February 9, 2018 Comments are closed

We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.

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Steve Brine MP: Government’s ambition is ‘best cancer outcomes in the world’

Category: Science blog February 8, 2018 Comments are closed

We asked Steve Brine, Conservative MP and the Minister for Public Health, how the Government plans to tackle cancer.

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Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Category: Science blog December 21, 2017 1 comment

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

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Cutting cancer diagnosis delays means understanding each patient’s journey

Category: Science blog December 19, 2017 2 comments

GPs say that more than 1 in 5 cancer patients in England experience an avoidable delay in their diagnosis.

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Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements

Category: Science blog November 21, 2017 1 comment

NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in England diagnose cancers earlier and improve cancer services.

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England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Category: Science blog October 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Progress has been made against England’s cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

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Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours?

Category: Science blog October 6, 2017 2 comments

A patient was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour 8 days after seeing her optician with symptoms. The approach could speed up diagnosis.

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