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UK “urgently” needs more cancer specialists

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7277.10/c (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:10
  1. Judy Jones
  1. London

    Cancer patients in the United Kingdom are often denied chemotherapy because there are not enough medical oncologists to provide it, says a report from the Royal College of Physicians.

    The college recommends that all cancer and radiotherapy centres have direct access to a medical oncologist, given the central role drugs now play in improving …

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