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Government committee calls for better cancer services in England

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:213
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

England's survival rates from cancer are still well below the best in the world because patients are generally being diagnosed at a later stage of the disease and recommended treatments are not being used promptly, a government report warned this week.

The report, Tackling Cancer in England: Saving More Lives, compiled by the Committee of Public Accounts, found that survival rates from cancer in England remained substantially below the best in Europe, especially for people living …

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