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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.

NHS cancer treatment target in England missed for third consecutive year

The ’62 day’ waiting time target for cancer patients in England has been missed again, marking 3 years since the target was last met.

Cancer Research Technology, UCL, and Tusk Therapeutics join forces to develop cancer immunotherapies

Cancer Research Technology, Tusk Therapeutics and UCL have signed an agreement to research, develop and commercialise an antibody-based therapeutic.

Women’s cancer rates rising faster than men’s

Cancer rates will climb nearly six times faster in women than in men over the next 20 years, according to the latest figures released today.

New research to act as catalyst to help GPs diagnose cancer

A revolutionary Cancer Research UK-funded project will investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to GPs.

Personalised invite can encourage more people to quit smoking through Stop Smoking Services

Giving smokers personalised information about their risk of ill health can double the chance of them using NHS Stop Smoking Services.

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