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Information revolution in cancer intelligence

This report analyses the importance of the National Lung Cancer Audit, which was launched in 1994 and captures up to date information on almost every lung cancer case in the UK.

It compares clinical practice at hospitals across the country, helping to identify problem areas and drive up standards of care for the disease, which kills 35,000 people every year.

This report credits the audit with increasing the number of patients who receive radiotherapy, increasing the number of patients who have surgery, increasing the number of patients who have chemotherapy and increasing the number of patients who see a nurse specialist.