Cancelling long-term plan to tackle cancer will put thousands more lives at ... trends now

Cancelling long-term plan to tackle cancer will put thousands more lives at ... trends now
Cancelling long-term plan to tackle cancer will put thousands more lives at ... trends now

Cancelling long-term plan to tackle cancer will put thousands more lives at ... trends now

Cancelling long-term plan to tackle cancer will put thousands more lives at risk from the disease, experts warn Lives are 'at risk' by merging the ten-year scheme into a multi-disease strategy Oncologists warned the Health Secretary cancer services would become 'worse'

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Cancer survival will go from ‘bad to worse’ unless the Government reverses its decision to scrap a long-term plan dedicated to fighting the disease, leading doctors have warned.

Thousands of lives have been put at risk by merging the existing ten-year scheme into a multi-disease strategy, they say.

In a letter to Health Secretary Steve Barclay, the oncologists have warned that cancer was ‘too complex and too costly’ to treat without a dedicated national plan.

They argue there is ‘no clinical basis’ behind the decision and suggest that, without a specific focus, ‘cancer services will be lost in the wilderness for a decade’. 

Last spring, then-health secretary Sajid Javid promised a ‘war on cancer’ in a bid to recover services badly hit by the pandemic.

In a letter to Health Secretary Steve Barclay, the oncologists have warned that cancer was ¿too complex and too costly¿ to treat without a dedicated national plan

In a letter to Health Secretary Steve Barclay, the oncologists have warned that cancer was ‘too complex and too costly’ to treat without a dedicated national plan

But Mr Barclay recently announced that the

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