Cancer survivors in the East Midlands say more needs to be done to ensure that bone cancer is diagnosed quicker and more efficiently.
The cancer mostly affects children and young adults, but survival rates have remained unchanged for the last 25 years.
Two survivors say more lives could be saved if GPs referred patients for x-rays much earlier.
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Ahead of the conference, calls are growing for Midlands regions to have their own devolved powers to match those on offer to Scotland.
After a cool start, Sunday looks set to be a dry and bright day, with sunny spells.
Mainly dry with clear spells but possibly one or two light showers near coasts overnight, remaining largely dry on Sunday.