WINNING THE WAR AGAINST CANCER
Wednesday January 14th, 2015
It looks like we could be finally winning our war against cancer, and UK cancer deaths could be a thing of the past by 2050 for anyone under 80.
Kings College London and University College Londonís researchers have put this down to advances in radiological, surgical and drug treatments plus early detection, and less people smoking and better lifestyles.
This comes on the back of the government announcing it is cutting costs to the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) on 25 cancer treatments to the tune of £80 million.
Professor of Pharmaceutical and public health policy at University College London has said:
'What makes this a special time in history is that cancers are in the process of becoming either preventable or effectively curable. There shouldnít be a question of the NHS not being able to afford world-class cancer prevention and treatment - no health service user should feel they have to beg for the best possible therapies.'
Well done to everyone who has, and is contributing to rid us of this killer, letís hope they surpass their expectations and we see the back of cancer even sooner.
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