Scientists are to examine whether identifying patterns in medication given to patients before they develop cancer could improve early diagnosis.
Cancer Research UK expects around two million people to be diagnosed with cancer in the UK during the time of the next parliament according to new figures.
The first findings from the Cancer Research UK-funded TRACERx* lung cancer study show how tracking tumour evolution can help predict relapse.
More than a quarter (28%) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in North East Scotland hadn’t discussed any relevant symptoms with their GP beforehand.
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.