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Is Cancer Money Well Spent?

Matthew Hill investigates how money is spent on cancer treatments and asks if the balance is right.

Matthew Hill investigates how money is spent on cancer treatments and asks have we got the balance right?

The NHS England budget for cancer treatment is over £6 billion and given that one in two of us is likely to be diagnosed with cancer at some time in our lives how the money is spent potentially affects us all.

UK survival rates are improving but they still lag behind many countries in Europe. Matthew travels to a hospital in Lille, France, to see if we can learn from how cancer is treated there.

Given that early diagnosis remains a problem in the UK, and research shows that palliative care can improve the quality and length of life, should more money be invested in these two areas?

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38 minutes

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Sun 12 Apr 2015 17:00

Dr Eric Lartigau shows the BBC's Matthew Hill the Cyberknife at the Oscar Lambret Centre in Lille, France

Dr Eric Lartigau shows the BBC's Matthew Hill the Cyberknife at the Oscar Lambret Centre in Lille, France

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  • Tue 7 Apr 2015 20:00
  • Sun 12 Apr 2015 17:00