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Conservative conference: May announces new cancer strategy to boost survival rates

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 04 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4198
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The prime minister has announced a new cancer strategy for the NHS, aimed at increasing early detection and improving survival rates in the UK.

In her keynote speech to the Conservative Party’s annual conference in Birmingham on 3 October, Theresa May said that the government would lower the age of bowel cancer screening from 60 to 50 and invest in new equipment as part of a “step change” in how cancer is diagnosed.

She told delegates that the investment pledged to coincide with the NHS’s 70th birthday would …

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