National cancer centre is good idea

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7185.736c (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:736
  1. Karol Sikora, Chief, WHO Cancer Programme
  1. International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyons 69003, France

    EDITOR—Britain is indeed one of the few countries not to have a single focus for teaching and research for cancer, as Waxman and Gibson point out.1 Even in many low resource environments considerable effort has been made to concentrate expertise. At a time when cancer treatment is likely to change owing to the impact of new molecular treatment strategies, the need for a leading institution has never been greater. But Waxman and Gibson stop short …

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