Nigel showed his support for improving earlier cancer diagnosis while attending an All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer event in Parliament. The event marked the success of the cancer community in getting crucial one-year cancer survival data presented in the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set. By putting one-year survival rates up in lights, CCGs will be able to identify where progress is vitally needed and make strides towards improving survival, as late diagnosis makes for poor survival rates.
Speaking from Westminster after the event, Mr Evans said “Across Lancashire only 68% of people live for a year or more after a cancer diagnosis. More work is needed through earlier diagnosis to increase this number, as the UK still has among the lowest survival rates in Europe and I hope that the work of this group, alongside numerous cancer charities, will help to address this problem.”