Thousands die needlessly as NHS fails to boost cancer survival rate

Britain has failed to narrow a cancer survival gap behind the best in the world, according to a global study that suggests that thousands of lives are being lost to mediocre care. Professor Coleman added: “The UK needs to consider improving funding for health services and the number of specialists to treat cancer patients because by any published metric the UK is not doing well. It’s not only doctors and health professionals but resources like radiotherapy machines are less available in this country.”
The Times