UK increases health funds for bowel cancer:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK National Health Service is aiming to improve access to diagnostic facilities for patients with bowel cancer, following an injection of £10 million ($16 million). Health authorities and hospitals will put together bids to improve services which could typically include increased use of diagnostic endoscopies. The National Screening Committee, which considers clinical evidence on population screening from research programmes, is currently considering the benefits of introducing a national screening programme for the disease. Bowel cancer causes 19,000 deaths in the UK every year.