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The Age Old Excuse – how older cancer patients are still being under treated

A new report from Macmillan Cancer Support today shows older cancer patients continue to be under-treated – often with devastating consequences.

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Survival rates for the rarer cancers continue to trail behind

Statistics released yesterday show an overall increase cancer survival rates over recent years – yet for the rarer cancers, survival rates remain low.

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We need to save the Cancer Networks: NHS strategy is not bureaucracy

Jill Rutter writes about the need to save the NHS Cancer Networks, arguing NHS strategy is not bureaucracy.

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Cancer is not the only story of improving outcomes under a Labour NHS

Trevor Cheeseman shows how the history of a Labour NHS was, far from the Conservative rhetoric, one of improving outcomes across the board.

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Philip Gould: 1950–2011

Tributes have poured in to Philip Gould, one of the architects of New Labour, one of the great modernisers of British politics, who has died from cancer, aged just 61.

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Life is already hard for cancer patients. Don’t make it harder

Alex Hern covers the response from Macmillan cancer support to the government’s welfare reform bill, now in the House of Lords.

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New warnings over UK cancer drug divide

The Rarer Cancer Foundation (RCF) has issued a warning that a “devastating” divide is opening up over access to cancer drugs between England, Scotland and Wales.

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PMQs cancer row: MacMillan back Miliband

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clashed over welfare reform and its impact on cancer patients at Prime Minister’s Questions, with MacMillan Cancer Research backing Miliband.

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Lansley’s pledge on cancer – more headlines over substance?

Dr Asif Sange believes the practicalities of Andrew Lansley’s pledge to give GPs more access to direct diagnostic tests needs to be examined in further detail.

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Decentralisation of NHS cancer services already well underway

There has been apprehension at plans for a revolutionary decentralisation of NHS management, yet for NHS cancer services a similar experiment is well underway.

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