The national strategy for cancer services should be revised to take account of technology developments and the ageing population, according to the King's Fund.

The national strategy for cancer services should be revised to take account of technology developments and the ageing population, according to the King's Fund.

Its report, commissioned by Cancer Research UK, reinforces calls by a coalition of 29 cancer charities last week for a new cancer services plan.

The King's Fund report points to evidence showing that the increasing numbers of over-65s in the population, along with new treatments, better screening and earlier diagnosis, will result in more people living with cancer. It says the cancer plan must evolve to reflect this.