Be clear on cancer
The Be Clear on Cancer programme has been developed in response to the Department of Health's 'Improving Outcomes - A strategy for Cancer', which set out how it will seek to achieve the ambition to prevent 5,000 deaths from cancer per year by 2014/15, bringing survival rates in England up to average for Europe. The Government's strategy for cancer includes a range of actions to improve cancer outcomes, including:
- Reducing the incidence of cancers which are preventable, by making lifestyle changes;
- Improving uptake of screening and introducing new screening programmes where there is evidence to justify them;
- Achieving earlier diagnosis of cancer, to increase the scope for successful treatment;
- Making sure that all patients have access to the best possible treatment, care and support.
For more information please visit the cancer research UK website.