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Andrew Lansley on bowel cancer screening plan

PM David Cameron has announced £60m over the next four years to introduce the latest cancer screening technology.

He said better bowel cancer screening, using flexible sigmoidoscopy, could save 3,000 lives a year.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley told the BBC bowel screening pilot schemes would begin next spring, subject to approval by the UK National Screening Committee.

  • 03 Oct 2010