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Lung cancer care in UK is still unacceptably variable, says report

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5778 (Published 29 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5778
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Despite the fact that fewer people are developing lung cancer, and more are surviving it, access to treatment still varies with age and location in the United Kingdom, a report says.1

The UK Lung Cancer Coalition is a multi-interest group that was set up in 2005 to improve lung cancer outcomes. Its review of the past 10 years says that GP contracts should prioritise early diagnosis of lung cancer and that the Be Clear on Cancer lung cancer awareness campaign needs to …

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