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UK cancer survival trails Europe

Survival for UK cancer patients is lower than in much of Europe, according to a new report.

Cancer Research UK comments on the Government's response to the National Data Guardian Review

Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support welcome the Government’s response to the National Data Guardian Review.

Greater access to genetic testing needed for cancer diagnosis and treatment

Cancer patients should have routine access to genetic testing to improve diagnosis and treatment, according to England’s chief medical officer.

Large health inequalities across England revealed

There are stark differences in how long people in different parts of England can expect to live a healthy life, according to a new report.

CRT’s Discovery Laboratories extends alliance with Merck to develop new cancer drugs

Cancer Research Technology has signed a further deal with Merck to discover new cancer drugs targeting the Hippo pathway.

Certain genetic faults could help predict success of immunotherapy

A certain group of genetic faults could be used to help predict if immunotherapy will work in cancer patients, according to a new US study.

Report reveals benefits of EU-UK medical research partnerships

A new report reveals that partnerships between UK and EU medical researchers have increased the value of research, benefiting patients across Europe

Possible link between platelets and cancer risk, though further work needed

A possible link between cancer and the levels of a component of blood, called platelets, should be investigated further, according to a new study.

Cutting smoking rates could save the NHS £67 million a year

If smoking rates dropped to five per cent in the UK by 2035, the NHS could save £67million in just one year.