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Treatment of prostate cancer lags behind other cancers

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:748
  1. Madeleine Brettingham
  1. London

    British men with prostate cancer are still not getting the treatment they need, despite a recent drive to improve standards in cancer care, NHS chiefs have admitted.

    Nigel Crisp, chief executive of the NHS, and Mike Richards, the national cancer director for England, appeared before the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee last week to update MPs on progress since the publication of the NHS cancer plan in 2000. The plan had promised more resources to tackle the disease.

    The committee agreed that, in general, progress had …

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