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The final report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer’s Inquiry into Cancer Inequalities has been launched at the annual Britain Against Cancer conference (1 December 2009).
The report calls for radical reform of NHS cancer targets to help save the lives of thousands of people who are dying unnecessarily each year - estimated to be 15,000 just for people over 75. It recommends the development of a new one-year cancer survival rate target, which for the first time would cover all ages, including those over 75.
In total the report sets out eight ‘priorities for action’, to both narrow the gap in survival rates between different groups and improve cancer outcomes for all. These include key recommendations, including:
The APPGC officers - made up of senior Parliamentarians, including Shadow Health Ministers from both opposition parties, as well as Labour backbenchers - will be working in the run up to the General Election to build support for the eight priority actions within Government, across the other two main political parties and across the NHS.
A full version of the report is available to download here [PDF, 869kb]|
If you have any comments or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the APPGC secretariat via email@example.com| or 020 7840 4947.
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