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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

General Election 2017: 4 things we want political parties to focus on

We look at the most important areas that parties need to focus on to tackle cancer ahead of the General Election.

NHS England sets target of 5,000 more people each year surviving cancer

NHS England aims for an extra 5,000 people each year to survive cancer by 2019, a new report claims.

'Unacceptable' plans revealed by NICE that could delay availability of drugs on the NHS in England

Plans to create an additional affordability test for medicines available on the NHS have been labelled ‘unacceptable’ by charities and politicians.

Budget 2017: Investment in social care and training young scientists

Additional funding for social care and investment in new research training placements have been announced in the Spring Budget.

A one-off bowel scope helps prevent bowel cancer, but it’s taking time to reach everyone eligible

A one-off screening test can cut bowel cancer risk for at least 17 years.

NHS cancer treatment target in England missed for third consecutive year

The ’62 day’ waiting time target for cancer patients in England has been missed again, marking 3 years since the target was last met.

7 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2016

We pick out 7 top stories from the world of cancer policy and politics that defined 2016.

Breast cancer drug currently too expensive for NHS

NICE has published draft guidance stating that the breast cancer drug trastuzumab emtansine (also known as Kadcyla) won't be routinely available through the NHS

Plans for £200m NHS England cancer investment announced

Spending plans for new investment in NHS radiotherapy machines and £200m to improve local cancer services in England have been announced.

International Day of Radiology: A day in the life of a breast imaging radiologist

For International Day of Radiology we caught up with Dr Nisha Sharma, a breast imaging radiologist, to shed some light on what radiology is all about.

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