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Thousands to benefit from £400m cancer package

The prime minister has announced a £400m package to boost research and treatment for cancer patients across the country.

Thousands more cancer patients in England will get the life-extending drugs their doctors recommend thanks to an extra £400m invested in the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Alongside plans to extend the fund, the cutting-edge project to map 100,000 genomes was given a boost with the announcement of a pioneering partnership between Cancer Research UK and government-owned Genomics England, as part of the prime minister’s ambition for Britain to lead the world in unlocking the power of DNA data. More .....