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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

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A third of emergency cancer patients have not seen their GP

Around one third of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their doctor beforehand, according to a Cancer Research UK study.

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival.

CRT pioneer fund, Cancer Research UK and NCI collaborate to boost research against the ‘undruggable’ RAS

Cancer Research UK and the Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund have committed £2.5 million in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.

Victoria Derbyshire talks with fellow breast cancer survivor about wigs, hair loss and moving on

Victoria Derbyshire has shared her experience of cancer with fellow breast cancer survivor Sharon Grant in a new video released today.

NHS cancer waiting time targets missed in Northern Ireland

Three key waiting time targets for cancer patients in Northern Ireland have been missed, according to the latest figures.

NHS England sets target of 5,000 more people each year surviving cancer

NHS England aims for an extra 5,000 people each year to survive cancer by 2019, a new report claims.

Latest monthly figures show worst performance for cancer waiting times target in England on record

The failure of NHS England to meet the 62 day waiting time target for cancer patients is the worst on record, according to new monthly figures.

Takeaways and ready meals hit 100 million a week

New figures reveal that at least 79 million ready meals and 22 million fast-food and takeaway meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK.

Scottish radiology services struggling to cope with high demand, doctors warn

A shortage of radiologists in Scotland is putting patient safety at risk, doctors have warned.

Welsh cancer report calls for more to be done to tackle late stage diagnosis

Too many people in Wales are being diagnosed with cancer at a late stage, according to a new report.

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