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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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The first complete picture of how long it takes to diagnose cancer in England

Researchers have gathered the most complete picture of how long people wait for a cancer diagnosis in England. And there's huge variation between referrals.

News digest – HPV vaccine, prostate cancer urine test, IVF breast cancer risk and baby food

In the news this week: an experimental urine test detects aggressive prostate cancer and cancer patients in Scotland are waiting even longer for treatment.

Confessions of a former junk food ad exec  

Advertiser turned campaigner, Dan Parker, talks tricks of the trade and why restrictions on junk food advertising are important. 

Science Snaps: seeing the effects of proteins we know nothing about

Anh Hoang Le, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, studies two proteins that we know curiously little about: CYRI-A and CYRI-B.

News digest – brain tumour awards, CAR T cell therapy, NHS ‘fast-tracking’ drugs and NICE decisions

In the news this week: new CAR T cell therapy available on the NHS and our Brain Tumour awards provides funding for three new teams.

Opinion: ‘New brain tumour research projects reflect Tessa Jowell’s legacy’

'The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell'. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK's new brain tumour funding.

NHS to ‘fast track’ new personalised cancer medicines – but it’s not ready quite yet

NHS England announced plans to fast track “revolutionary” new cancer drugs. But there’s still some way to go before these drugs might reach patients.

NICE U-turn opens up new treatment option for some adults with leukaemia

Patients living with a specific type of leukaemia will have access to a new immunotherapy treatment on the NHS in England.

Tesco launches Dance Beats fundraiser with three leading UK health charities

Tesco has launched Dance Beats to support the life-changing work of its three national health charity partners.

Science Surgery: ‘How is skin cancer related to sun exposure?’

For almost all skin cancers, the environmental carcinogen is sunlight, according to Professor Richard Marais. Here's how scientists uncovered the link.

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