Northern Ireland maps next 20 years' cancer care:
This article was originally published in Clinica
New cancer screening programmes and services that incorporate the latest technological developments are among the priorities of Northern Ireland's new regional cancer services framework group. The group, will seek to identify key modernisation issues, "in the light of emerging research, new technologies, policy changes and best practice elsewhere". A report to be produced by the end of 2004 will set out a concrete programme of action to 2008, recommendations for service development to 2015 and a "strategic direction" to 2024.