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Policy

How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here's how we calculated them.

Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee. Here’s what happens next.

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.

Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

Cancer Research UK responds to the Governments new Childhood Obesity Plan

Cancer Research UK responds to the Governments new Childhood Obesity Strategy.

Sharon Hodgson MP: NHS cancer staff shortages should be ‘top government priority’

We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.

Steve Brine MP: Government’s ambition is ‘best cancer outcomes in the world’

We asked Steve Brine, Conservative MP and the Minister for Public Health, how the Government plans to tackle cancer.

Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

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.

The UK’s pick ‘n’ mix approach to children’s obesity is missing a trick

Public Health England is cracking down on the hidden calories in food and drink. It’s another step towards tackling the UK's children’s obesity epidemic.

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