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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. 

Health Service Policy

NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

Cancer Research UK cautiously optimistic over the NHS England Long Term Plan

Cancer Research UK welcomes the long term NHS plan, which reiterates the Prime Minister’s ambition to improve cancer survival for patients.

6 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2018

We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister's commitment to early diagnosis.

The Prime Minister committed to diagnosing cancers earlier – so how many staff does the NHS need to get there?

Our new report estimates the number of cancer staff the NHS will need in the future so that people with cancer receive the best possible care.

‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy approved in England. But is the NHS ready?

With two complex CAR T immunotherapies now approved on the NHS in England, we look at how the health service has had to react to these exciting new treatments.

Theresa May’s commitment to diagnosing cancers earlier is great news. She’ll need more NHS staff to get there

For the Prime Minister to reach her ambitions of 3 in 4 cancer patients diagnosed early in the next 10 years, NHS staff shortages must be addressed.

NHS70: We asked four MPs about NHS staffing issues and the future of cancer care

Ahead of this year’s political party conferences, we asked MPs to outline their ambitions for the NHS and cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

NHS paying out millions to cover lack of radiologists, says Royal College

The NHS is spending millions on outsourcing to prop up a shortage in radiologists, according to new figures from the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).

‘No-deal’ Brexit: what the Government’s plans could mean for cancer treatment, care and research

The Government have published the first in a series of plans in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit. But how will this affect cancer patients and research?

NHS scan delays must be addressed, says health regulator

The time taken for radiology scans to be analysed and the results reported back to doctors varies widely across England, according to a new report.

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