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UK lung cancer care must improve drastically, says report

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 19 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5633
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Lung cancer specialists and charities have set out a strategy to raise the United Kingdom’s five year lung cancer survival rates to 25% by 2025.1

The UK Lung Cancer Coalition’s report, 25 by 25: a Ten Year Strategy to Improve Lung Cancer Survival Rates, calls for a dramatic improvement in lung cancer care to improve UK survival rates and prevent over 11 000 deaths a year. It says that UK governments must prioritise improving lung cancer survival and set up a UK-wide task force in …

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