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The latest news in cancer research, health and policy by Cancer Research UK.

We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

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Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

Our latest Science Surgery instalment answers the question, ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

News digest – ‘sugar tax’ success, Scottish drug decisions, smoking rates and an ‘electronic nose’

In the news this week: an ‘electronic nose’ could help predict who may benefit from lung cancer immunotherapy.

Almost a third of clothes 'hanging around' unworn in UK wardrobes

The survey, conducted by Censuswide, marks the return of TK Maxx's 'Give Up Clothes For Good' campaign.

Two lung cancer drugs approved and one rejected for NHS Scotland

Two lung cancer drugs have been made available through NHS Scotland while another drug has been rejected.

News digest – cancer survival comparisons, NHS nurse shortages, antibiotics and chicken?

In the news this week: cancer survival in the UK is increasing, despite having the lowest rate compared to other high-income countries.

CAR T cell immunotherapy now available through NHS Scotland for some adults with lymphoma

A personalised immunotherapy treatment will now be available in Scotland for some adults living with an aggressive form of lymphoma.

NHS diaries: ‘It’s like Groundhog Day, we just wait for the phone to ring’  

Waiting to hear if you have cancer, or if your cancer has come back, can be an extremely stressful time – especially if the results take weeks to come back.

Measuring up: how does the UK compare internationally on cancer survival?

New survival figures have revealed some encouraging trends around the world. But they also highlight how much progress still needs to be made in the UK.

UK improves cancer survival, but is still behind other high-income countries

Cancer survival in the UK has improved since 1995, although it still lags behind other high-income countries.

NHS diaries: ‘It’s the most stressful organisation I’ve worked in in my life’

Diagnosing cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages is vital to help more people survive their cancer. But it requires having enough NHS staff in place.

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