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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

Cutting cancer diagnosis delays means understanding each patient’s journey

GPs say that more than 1 in 5 cancer patients in England experience an avoidable delay in their diagnosis.

NHS cancer plan marks first step towards fixing chronic staff shortages

The NHS Cancer Workforce Plan lays out new promises to boost staff numbers in diagnosis and treatment.

Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements

NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in England diagnose cancers earlier and improve cancer services.

Government plan could see faster approvals for some promising new treatments

Some promising medical treatments and technologies will be fast-tracked through regulatory approval under new plans.

England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Progress has been made against England's cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

Brexit will have large impact on health and NHS, say researchers

Leaving the EU brings large risks but also opportunities for health and the NHS, according to a new study.

Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

A year on from a big data report and some hospitals have changed how they discuss some aspects of treatment, including palliative care.

Early detection of cancer highlighted in new life sciences industrial strategy

Early detection of cancer could be vastly improved by seizing opportunities in the UK’s life sciences, according to a new report.

Breast cancer drug approved for NHS England

The drug trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) will soon be routinely available for patients in England with an advanced type of breast cancer.

General Election 2017: What are the political parties promising for cancer and research?

A week away from the general election, we’ve put some of the manifestos under the microscope to see what they mean for cancer, research and patients.

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