Concerns raised in NHS cancer fight

January 14, 2015 3:52 AM

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Concerns raised in NHS cancer fight

NHS reforms and squeezed budgets risk stalling recent advances in fighting cancer in England, a spending watchdog warned in a report highlighting the starkly lower survival chances of poorer and older patients.

The National Audit Office (NAO) said action was needed to reduce the almost 20,000 deaths a year that would be avoided if those from deprived areas fared as well as the better off, but said there were now "fewer dedicated resources" to improving services.

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