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Are people living for longer with brain cancer? 'Cancer Then and Now', the New Macmillan report is out today.

Today Macmillan publishes a new report, Cancer Then and Now, highlighting the impact that improved cancer services have had on the cancer community in the last 50 years.
People are living longer - good news.
But this is not the case for every cancer. We know that there are over 55,000 people living with a brain tumour in the UK [see inforgraphic, right]. And we know that there have been too few improvements in the treatment of brain cancer in the last 50 years. We also know that as more people are living with primary cancer, the numbers of people with brain metastases is increasing. What does this mean? Well for us it means that we are working hard to...

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The NHS closes its programme

It was announced yesterday that the NHS’s programme has been closed as a result of Dame Fiona Caldicott's Review. Dame Fiona is our National Data Guardian and you can read more about the review by clicking here.


What was

The programme aimed to extract anonymised patient data from GPs to a central database held by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to provide a picture of the care being delivered between different parts of the healthcare system and to identify areas where more work or investment might be needed. But the programme was controversial from the outset. 


Ben Goldacre summed the programme's flaws up in 2014 by...

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