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Health secretary demands patients have equal access to cancer drugs

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1007-a (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1007
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    In its first major review of cancer policy since the NHS cancer plan was announced in 2000 the government says that it is already halfway to meeting the central target set for 2010 but that more must be done to even out social and geographical disparities in treatment and outcomes.

    The three year progress report, Maintaining the Momentum, pronounces the government well satisfied with its progress to date and lists hundreds of initiatives, programmes, and organisations started over the past three years.

    Introducing the document in the …

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