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New research alliance for lung cancer is launched in London

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2637 (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2637
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

All patients in London with newly diagnosed lung cancer are to be offered genetic testing of their tumour and targeted treatments through a research programme that brings together leading research institutions and hospitals in the capital.

The London Lung Cancer Alliance, backed by England’s chief medical officer, Sally Davies, aims to transform the care of patients with lung cancer. Survival rates in the United Kingdom are worse than across much of Europe, with less …

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