Cancer survival rates in UK lagging behind, study finds

Help

Survival rates for cancer patients in the UK lag behind those in five other developed countries.

The new research, published in the medical journal the Lancet, compared patients in Canada, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the UK, excluding Scotland.

It found late diagnosis of tumours was still a problem in Denmark and the UK, although progress is being made.

Dominic Hughes reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.