England is facing a cancer emergency with missed cancer waiting times, a growing cancer backlog and worsening cancer patient experience. We are lagging behind comparative countries on cancer survival.
That’s why Oracle Cancer Trust is speaking up with over 60 cancer charities as #OneCancerVoice. We’re a group of over 60 cancer charities collectively supporting millions of people living with cancer. And we want an ambitious, fully funded, long term strategy on cancer.
It has been more than a year since the UK Government declared a ‘war on cancer’ on World Cancer Day and made a public promise to publish an ambitious ten-year cancer plan for England. Over 5,000 people affected by cancer – many of you – responded to a call for evidence for that plan, telling their own personal stories in the hopes of improving cancer outcomes.
Yet, here we are, a year later, and there is no plan. And in a turn of events, the UK Government recently announced that they will be instead publishing a five-year general ‘major conditions strategy’ – a short-term, catch-all plan rather than the targeted cancer response we need.
Patients and their loved ones deserve more.
The petition, hosted by Cancer Research UK, is being supported and shared by over 60 cancer charities, uniting as #OneCancerVoice. It will only take a moment to sign, and every signature shows cancer patients now, and in the future, deserve better.
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Oracle Cancer Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1142037). A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales (7125497). Registered address: 80 Coombe Road, New Malden KT3 4QS