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Cancer diagnostics: Patients 'won't have to wait' - NICE

About 5,000 lives could be saved each year in England if GPs follow new guidelines on cancer diagnosis, the health watchdog National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says.

NICE experts say that a new approach is necessary to tackle England's lagging cancer survival rates.

Mark Baker, NICE director, told BBC Breakfast that "although most of these patients will not have cancer, those that do won't have to wait until their third of fourth appointment before the right test is ordered."

  • 23 Jun 2015
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