West Sussex cancer survival rates up

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CANCER survival rates in West Sussex have improved by more than three per cent over the past ten years.

The figures have been published in a report carried out by the Southampton Cancer Research UK Centre.

In 1995 survival rates stood at 61.6 per cent and in 2009 were 65.2 per cent.

The centre, which brings together doctors, nurses and scientists from across the south east, helps around 110 people diagnosed with cancer in the area each day. Last year it spent £4m on research.