A funding boost to support faster diagnosis of the disease could save 30,000 lives a year by 2020, it is claimed.
NHS England has announced plans to improve cancer care and give patients a definitive diagnosis within four weeks.
It is hoped a £15m investment boost will allow doctors to diagnose people suspected of having cancer within 28 days of them being referred by their GP.
The target was first proposed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in October and an NHS report suggests the move could save 30,000 lives a year by 2020.
Source : Sky News