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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Sarcoma UK has joined 50 cancer charities to write to Boris Johnson,  Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid with #OneCancerVoice calling for the Spending Review to urgently deliver Government commitments to improve cancer survival and care in the United Kingdom. 

Cancer affects every family across the UK. In fact, 1 in 2 of us will get cancer and incidence is disproportionately high among older people and those in the most deprived communities. There are around 30,000 extra cancer cases attributable to deprivation each year.

'We are gravely concerned that without action to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment, cancer care will deteriorate. Without action and political leadership, we are in danger of seeing cancer survival rates slipping backwards in this country and even further behind comparable countries. This means more people will die unnecessarily. We don’t believe any government would want to approach the next General Election with that record.'

The Government must urgently respond to this challenge and improve outcomes for patients in the forthcoming Spending Review by

  • growing the cancer workforce and investing in kit 
  • levelling-up on cancer to address socioeconomic factors 
  • strengthening investment in cancer research and development.

You can support our calls, speak with #OneCancerVoice, by signing this Parliamentary Petition calling on the Government to invest urgently in the NHS cancer workforce in the autumn Spending Review.

Sign the petition.

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