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Cancer waiting time target missed despite progress

The NHS is failing to meet a key waiting time target for cancer patients despite "considerable progress" in improving cancer care, according to a report by the Welsh government.

At least 95% of patients should start cancer treatment within 62 days of being referred by their GPs.

But this target has not been met at an all-Wales level since 2008, with 86% being the most recent score.

The Welsh government said it was doing well on screening and survival rates.

Health correspondent Owain Clarke discusses the findings with Bethan Rhys Roberts on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 18 Dec 2012