NEWS DIGEST: Cancer failings.
More than half of all cancer patients needing life-saving
radiotherapy are waiting longer than the Government "maximum
acceptable delay" for treatment, it was reported yesterday. A study
has shown huge variations in the delivery of treatments across the
country with many "black holes" where services are extremely
poor, The Times newspaper has been told. A Department of Health
spokesman said the study by the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group was
with Ministers and he could not comment on or confirm its findings.