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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. 

Policy

England off track to meet government's 2030 smoke-free target

England will fail to be smoke-free by 2030 if current smoking trends continue, according to a report released today from Cancer Research UK.

Opinion: ‘Building an NHS workforce for the future must be Boris Johnson’s top health priority’

With a new Prime Minister in office, the Government's commitments to supporting the NHS and building on the strength of science in the UK must become reality.

Government says England will be smokefree by 2030. But how will it get there?

The Government proposes some new and old ways to prevent disease.

Obese people outnumber smokers two to one

People who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight trumps smoking as the leading cause of four different cancer types.

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. 

Government proposes banning junk food ads before 9pm

Junk food adverts on TV and online could be banned before 9pm as part of Government plans to help tackle childhood obesity.

Stop Smoking Services stubbed out across England

Government funding cuts have led to declining Stop Smoking Services across England, a new report has revealed.

NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

6 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2018

We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister's commitment to early diagnosis.

London Mayor confirms junk food ad ban on transport network

Junk food advertising will be banned on public transport in London from February 2019, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan confirmed today. 

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