Charities blame late diagnosis on cancer survival rates

Medical charities have pinpointed two main reasons why Britain is seen to be lagging behind many other European countries in terms of surviving cancer.

Charities blame late diagnosis and a lack of urgency when it comes to introducing new technology.

ITV News' Science and Medical Editor Lawrence McGinty reports:


Regional cancer rates contrast

There are alarming regional variations in the number of cancer cases and survival rates across England, according to Cancer Research UK statistics. Liverpool is among the worst; the overall number of cancer cases is 25% above the national average.