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Closing the survival gap: The importance of screening and early diagnosis in improving cancer survival in England

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Closing the survival gap: The importance of screening and early diagnosis in improving cancer survival in England

Although cancer survival in England has improved steadily over the past 20 years, survival rates for most types of cancer continue to lag behind those in other developed countries. We have failed to close the gap. Factors underlying our poor performance will be explored and recommendations for radical action will be presented at the 2019 annual Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research lecture.

Speaker

Professor Sir Mike Richards trained as a medical oncologist at St Bartholomew’s, before specialising mainly in breast cancer at Guy’s and St Thomas’. In 1999 he was appointed as the first National Cancer Director, where he was responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of cancer strategy in England over a 13 year period. In 2013 he was appointed Chief inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission. Following his retirement in 2017 he renewed his interest in cancer, writing a report with the Health Foundation entitled ‘Unfinished Business’. He is currently leading reviews of cancer screening and diagnostic capacity for NHS England.

6pm Lecture 7pm Wine and nibbles

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