Hunt announces £6m for trials of new cancer treatments

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Cancer treatment on the NHS is to get a £6 million boost under new measures announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The money will be used to fund clinical trials over the next five years for a new radiotherapy treatment, as Mr Hunt reiterated the Government's pledge to "aim high" to beat the disease.

Mr Hunt said: "I want this country to stay at the forefront of the latest developments in cancer treatment - which is why I am delighted to announce that NHS England will be providing funding for the NHS costs of forthcoming Cancer Research UK clinical trials of a very specialist new radiotherapy.

"We know what a huge impact cancer has on patients and their families, so it is rightly a priority both for me and for NHS England to secure the most innovative technology to tackle it."