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Funding boost for prostate cancer research

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:658
  1. Akil Fazal
  1. BMJ

    Funding for prostate cancer in England will increase fourfold under a new prostate cancer programme launched by the Department of Health last week. By 2003-4, the department will be directly funding £4.2m ($6.3m) of research a year.

    At the launch of the programme Alan Milburn, the health secretary, said: “This starts the implementation of improvements in cancer services. For too long not enough has been done to detect prostate cancer or to improve treatment.”

    Prostate cancer is diagnosed in about …

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