A cutting-edge cancer treatment involving targeting radiotherapy very precisely at the tumour means that high doses of radiation can be delivered with less risk of it affecting surrounding organs.
– Lawrence Dallaglio's letter to the Health Secretary
The way NHS England are approaching this is turning the clock back on the way we're treating cancer.
We're not just standing still and doing nothing, we're turning the clock back.
It angers me.
But but the number of people being offered it has fallen by more than 10% since NHS England took control, the Sunday Times said. In Lawrence Dallaglio's letter, parts of which are published in the paper, he accused NHS England of "going back on its word".
He added that the technology that "the rest of the civilised world uses as a matter of routine" would only be used by "pitiful numbers", without a guarantee of being treated in the next year.
Dallaglio raised millions for charity and launched the Dallaglio Foundation following his mother's death.