Research comparing cancer survival trends in England against statistics from five other countries, over 15 years, indicates that England’s performance on cancer survival remains poorer than that in other countries with similar health systems. Survival with breast, colon, rectum, lung, stomach, and ovarian cancer has been lower in England than in the other high-income countries among patients whose cancer was diagnosed in 2005-09. This remains the case, despite improvements in survival over the past two decades.
Cancer survival ‘lagging in England’. London: BBC Health News, August 5th 2015.
This relates to:
Walters, S. Benitez-Majano, S. [and] Muller, P. [et al] (2015). Is England closing the international gap in cancer survival? British Journal of Cancer. August 4th 2015. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
September 2019 Update
Cancer survival in the UK improving, but lagging behind – study. London: BBC Health News, September 12th 2019.
Systemic Delays in Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnosis?
A Breast Cancer Now survey suggests that aound one in four patients with secondary breast cancer have had to visit their GP three times or more before receiving a diagnosis.
‘Unacceptable’ delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer. London: BBC Health News, October 11th 2019.