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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. 

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Two million people will be diagnosed with cancer during the next parliament

Cancer Research UK expects around two million people to be diagnosed with cancer in the UK during the time of the next parliament according to new figures.

Former politician Ed gets 'ballsy' with journalists for Cancer Research UK

Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls turned the tables and put journalists in the hot seat helping to raise over £80,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Cancer Research UK congratulates public health minister Jane Ellison on receiving WHO award

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison MP has been awarded the World Health Organisation Director-General Special Award ahead of World No Tobacco Day.

Health and economic growth will suffer without commitment to science budget says Cancer Research UK

Ahead of the Spending Review this week Cancer Research UK is urging the Government to protect the science budget across Government departments.

Cancer Research UK and MedImmune launch ground-breaking biotherapeutics research centre in Cambridge

A new laboratory has been opened this week in Cambridge by life sciences minister George Freeman MP