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New cancer strategy for Scotland

Thu, 15/06/2023 - 13:15

Today, Scottish Government announced their Cancer Strategy for Scotland 2023-2033. The strategy sets out their vision for the next ten years to improve cancer survival and provide excellent equitably acessible care. It was developed in collaboration with people with lived experience and wider partners.

You can read the strategy on the Scottish Government website here >


On the announcement of the strategy, Iona Stoddart, Deputy Head of Information and Engagement at Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, said:

"The new cancer strategy is long anticipated and has the potential to see more people living better and longer with cancer, and more prevented. It is positive to see a focus on addressing inequalities, this must be prioritised. Understanding the barriers and initiating targeted solutions to level the field in cervical screening and HPV vaccination coverage is more important than ever; the strategy highlights reduction of cervical cancer incidence is on a positive trajectory, yet screening attendance continues to decline in Scotland. We cannot be complacent and we urge the Scottish Government to progress in research around the acceptability and feasibility of HPV self-sampling. We’re delighted to see commitments to eliminate cervical cancer in the strategy and urge this is realised at pace to reach a future where this disease is a thing of the past."


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