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Lung cancer evolution – a journey through space and time

Not so long ago, the top floor of Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute housed a library, where the Institute’s 300-odd researchers could look back over decades...

Early diagnosis, NHS under pressure, skirt sizes, and progress in bowel cancer

The challenges of late diagnosis in an NHS stretched to breaking point, the evidence on skirt size and cancer risk, and a personal story of progress.

Accelerating new treatments – our Centre for Drug Development

Something extraordinary is happening right now. Impelled by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, researchers, medics, funding agencies, pharmaceutical companies and...

News digest – skirt size, early diagnosis, smoking graphics and more

Could changes in a woman’s skirt size be used to predict her risk of breast cancer? One of the week’s biggest stories made all the major news outlets (here’s the BBC’s...

Saving lives and averting costs? The case for earlier diagnosis just got stronger

This is a guest post from Mike Birtwistle, Founding Partner at Incisive Health, who have just produced a new report for Cancer Research UK on the economic impact of early...

“We’re really struggling to match the demand for cancer treatment”

We caught up with our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, about the findings of a new report we released today, looking at the state of NHS cancer services.


Tackling fear and fatalism – our Talk Cancer workshops

“Well, it’s cancer isn’t it! There’s nothing you can do about it.” Cancer has long been a topic that people have been afraid to mention. From our many years of experience...

Prostate drug decision highlights urgent need for reform

Just a week after the controversy over breast cancer drug Kadcyla, the inflexibilities within the UK’s disparate drug approval systems have been pulled into sh

Don’t believe the hype – 10 persistent cancer myths debunked

Google ‘cancer’ and you’ll be faced with millions of web pages. And the number of YouTube videos you find if you look up ‘cancer cure’ is similarly vast.

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