Cancer survival in England is not improving – here’s what needs to be done

There has been a lot of press coverage this week on the back of The Health and Social Care Committee’s announcement that the UK is not making enough progress on its 75% target of diagnosing cancer at an early stage. Early diagnosis is key in improving cancer survival but unfortunately, no improvement has been made in the last six years in achieving this target, made worse by disruption and staffing shortages during the pandemic. Currently, only 54% of cancer cases in the UK are being diagnosed at an early stage.

Professor Gordon Wishart, founder, and Chief Medical Officer at Check4Cancer and Visiting Professor of Cancer Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University writes for The Conversation on how to improve cancer survival rates with a radical new approach.

You can read the article in full here.

Professor Wishart's article also appears in The Independent

Watch Professor Wishart's interview on LBC news on improving cancer survival rates in the UK here.