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NHS announces major overhaul of national cancer screening programmes in England

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 15 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4866
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

National cancer screening programmes in England are to undergo a major overhaul as part of the NHS’s upcoming long term plan.

A review led by the government’s former cancer tsar Mike Richards will focus on how to increase early detection by using advances in technology and new approaches to selecting people for screening.

Richards said, “There is no doubt that the screening programmes in England save …

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