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Key developments in early diagnosis research and policy since the publication of the highly cited BJC review "Is increased time to diagnosis and treatment associated with poorer outcomes?" by Neal et al. in 2015 are summarised. Progress achieved since 2015 is described and priorities for further research identified.

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British journal of cancer

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Academic Clinical Lecturer and Cancer Research Theme Lead, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, OX26GG, Oxford, UK.