A study of differences in cancer survival between the UK and other high-income countries found:
- For lung, breast, bowel and ovarian cancers diagnosed between 1995 and 2007, Australia, Canada, Sweden and Norway had the best survival rates.
- Denmark and the UK had the lowest, despite all the countries having similarly good cancer registration systems and access to health care.
- One year survival for people with lung cancer was 30% in the UK compared with 44% in Sweden.
Researchers surveyed 19,079 men and women aged 50 and older.
More top news
Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, flew into a rage and subjected his girlfriend's son Alex Malcolm to a brutal attack in Mountsfield Park in Catford.
Shooting the three-year-old animal, who gave birth to five cubs earlier this year, was a 'last resort', the park said.
As figures show costs differ widely for families across the UK, are Labour right to say the government has failed working families?