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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer launched its new vision for the future of cancer services in 2006. We were delighted that so many of the proposals were taken up by the Department of Health when it published the Cancer Reform Strategy (CRS)| in December 2007. We are continuing to monitor the progress of the CRS, and hold the Government to account on its commitments.
A New Vision for Cancer [PDF, 1mb]| outlined a radical new approach to tackling inequalities in cancer care, with entitlements for patients across the country.
This Vision was more than a revision of the first Cancer Plan. It focused on bridging the gap between health and social care; educating professionals and the public; improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment; researching genetics, the causes of, and treatments for, cancer; and producing national standards and entitlements that people with cancer can expect from health and social care services.
Following the publication of the Cancer Reform Strategy, which we lobbied hard for, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer will continue to work with the Department of Health, across Government and throughout the political spectrum to ensure that people with cancer receive the treatment and support they need and that cancer remains a political priority.
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