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Televised debate sees leaders clash over cancer funding

16th April 2010

Gordon Brown and David Cameron attacked each other’s plans for improving cancer outcomes in the first televised leaders’ election debate.

Exchanges on plans for the NHS focused on access to cancer drugs and diagnostics with the Conservative leader criticising the UK’s death rate from cancer as being ‘worse than Bulgaria’s’ while Mr Brown said cancer treatment would be a top health priority for a new Labour government. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg concentrated on efficiency savings he warned the NHS will be forced to make.


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