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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

Four key ways to improve cancer patient care in Wales

Yesterday we published our report looking in detail at the challenges Wales faces. Here’s what we found and our recommendations for how the government can make...

Cancer care in England and Scotland – what do patients really think?

We take a detailed look at the findings of the recent Cancer Patient Experience Surveys, which ran in England and Scotland.

230,000 waiting more than a month for radiology test results in England, study finds

Hundreds of thousands of patients in England are waiting more than a month for radiology test results, a royal college has warned.

More than two years of missed NHS cancer targets and real people are still being left in limbo

An important NHS cancer waiting time target has now been missed for over two years in England, and it's simply unacceptable.

62 day waiting time target missed again in England

Waiting time targets for cancer patients to start treatment in England have been missed again according to the latest monthly figures released for February.

The Budget 2016: a surprise sugar tax and (some) good news on tobacco

Read our reaction to the 2016 Budget, including a surprise sugar tax and some positive steps to tackle tobacco.

Scotland’s Cancer Strategy: an ambitious plan that’s good news for patients

We take a look at Scotland's new cancer plan, outlining what will mean for the nation's health and for patients.

Changing the Cancer Drugs Fund: a step towards fixing how the NHS provides the best medicines

We discuss our response to the consultation on changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund in England.

Could new NHS diagnostic centres tackle vague cancer symptoms?

We take a look at a series of projects looking to tackle vague cancer symptoms, and hopefully diagnose more cases earlier.

Should the NHS publish data on cancer surgeons?

We take a look at the pros and cons of publishing cancer surgeons' mortality data.