Professor Georgios Lyratzopoulos leads the Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare and Outcomes (ECHO) Group and CanTest at University College London.
With a new Prime Minister in office, the Government’s commitments to supporting the NHS and building on the strength of science in the UK must become reality.
Lung cancer scanning trucks will be rolled out to supermarket car parks across the country in a drive to detect the disease earlier.
The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.
For the Prime Minister to reach her ambitions of 3 in 4 cancer patients diagnosed early in the next 10 years, NHS staff shortages must be addressed.
The new NHS England funding boost from the Prime Minister needs to focus on staff shortages to make a difference in cancer care.
In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.
We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.