Cancer news

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

The NHS must adapt now to care for older cancer patients

The number of older people diagnosed with cancer every year could rise by up to 80% in less than 20 years. The NHS must adapt now to care for them.

NHS funding: New money for England is a start, but it must be spent wisely

The new NHS England funding boost from the Prime Minister needs to focus on staff shortages to make a difference in cancer care.

‘Our NHS is there for us, now it’s time to stand with them’

We've launched a campaign for more NHS staff to diagnose and treat cancer. Cancer survivor Elizabeth Bailey explains how you can get involved.

Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.

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.

Breast cancer drug approved for NHS in England

A drug for certain types of breast cancer has been approved for the NHS in England.

NHS radiotherapy changes could see more patients having modern treatment

Some cancer patients are missing out on modern radiotherapy. A new NHS England plan could change that.

Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.

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.

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