Government’s ‘war on cancer’ can start today

Rutherford Health plc, which operates a network of cancer and diagnostic centres in the UK, (Friday, February 4) today welcomed the Secretary of State for Health, Sajid Javid’s declaration of a ‘war on cancer’ and proposals for a 10-year cancer plan.

Professor Karol Sikora, chief medical officer at Rutherford Health, said: “ The terrible impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means we have to go to war on cancer like never before and the government’s announcement should be welcomed around the country.

“It is all hands on deck and this war can begin in earnest today. A step-change in rapid diagnostic services is the place to begin and there is a real opportunity for the NHS and the independent sector to work together to get to grips with this right away.”