NHS cancer treatment improves – but more needs to be done

January 15, 2015 6:50 PM

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​New NHS figures show that, despite improvements, there are still significant differences in outcomes for cancer patients when it comes to age and socio-economic background.

The National Audit Office (NAO) analysis found that 20,000 cancer deaths could have been avoided if mortality figures for the most deprived groups of people matched the least deprived.

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