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Cancer outcomes will not improve without more funding, say GPs

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5815 (Published 29 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5815
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

More general practitioners and diagnostic resources are needed in primary care to realise ambitions for improving cancer survival rates, doctors have warned.

Richard Roope, clinical lead for cancer at the Royal College of General Practitioners, said, “We really do need to spend money now to save money later and to save misery later.” He said that national cancer strategy recommendations for England must be backed up with resources, “or we’re facing a complete Armageddon in terms of funding in the future.”

Roope spoke at a seminar titled Next Steps for Cancer Care: Access, Integration and Policy Priorities, hosted in …

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