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Letters England’s stalled cancer progress

England’s stalled cancer progress: the enduring effect of the covid-19 pandemic

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 21 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2549
  1. S Michael Crawford, clinical lead for research,
  2. Heather Edwards, consultant radiologist,
  3. Anna Zoltowski, consultant radiologist
  1. Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale General Hospital, Keighley, UK
  1. s.m.crawford{at}

The questions being asked by the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select committee in its inquiry into cancer services are timely.1 Much of the evidence that has been presented so far covers the entry of patients into the diagnostic process and the ways in which this must be enhanced.

The effects of the covid-19 pandemic and the policies established to mitigate the disruption …

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