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

Cancer Prevention Policy

Sharon Hodgson MP: NHS cancer staff shortages should be ‘top government priority’

We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.

Steve Brine MP: Government’s ambition is ‘best cancer outcomes in the world’

We asked Steve Brine, Conservative MP and the Minister for Public Health, how the Government plans to tackle cancer.

Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Progress has been made against England's cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

The UK’s pick ‘n’ mix approach to children’s obesity is missing a trick

Public Health England is cracking down on the hidden calories in food and drink. It’s another step towards tackling the UK's children’s obesity epidemic.

The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

It’s 10 years since a trip to your local would leave you smelling like an ashtray – find out how our health has changed, and what more we need to do.

World No Tobacco Day: Why tobacco remains a global threat

This World No Tobacco Day 2017, we’re taking a look at how tobacco poses one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and what can be done to curb the epidemic.

This is the end of tobacco advertising

With branding finally gone from cigarette packs, we look at the effect that plain, standardised cigarette packaging could have.

Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We tackle the myth that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.