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Cancer: Diagnosis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the news story entitled, Early cancer detection and survival to be prioritised by NHS, published by his Department in July 2019, if he will make it his policy to publish regular progress reports on the Government's ambition for three-quarters of all cancers to be detected at an early stage by 2028.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) are currently developing a new early diagnosis metric which will be used specifically to track progress towards the 75% ambition. This new metric will provide a more comprehensive measure of early diagnosis, including more cancer sites than the current available measures.

This metric will be regularly reported on the NCRAS website.

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