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UK will invest £75m in research to improve prostate cancer care

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 10 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1603
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The prime minister, Theresa May, has launched a major drive to improve diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in the UK. The government will recruit over 40 000 men to new research studies over the next five years, backed by £75m (€86m; $106m) of investment.

Prostate cancer currently kills more than 11 000 men every year in the UK.

Announcing the initiative during a visit to an NHS hospital in Cambridgeshire, May said that the government was focused on achieving quicker diagnosis and treatment. Ahead of the visit, she said, “Our cancer treatments are world …

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