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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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Artificial intelligence labs, immigration and NHS funding: what do the latest Government announcements mean for cancer?

The new Government have made several announcements about science and the NHS, including a new Artificial Intelligence lab. But what does it mean for cancer?

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.

£6 million fund to boost number of Scots doctors involved in cancer research

Overhaul of clinical training in Scotland to help retain women in the field.

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.

‘No-deal’ Brexit: what the Government’s plans could mean for cancer treatment, care and research

The Government have published the first in a series of plans in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit. But how will this affect cancer patients and research?

UK to align with EU clinical trial rules after Brexit

The UK will align as closely as possible with EU rules on clinical trials following Brexit, the Government has said.

Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements

NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in England diagnose cancers earlier and improve cancer services.

General Election 2017: What are the political parties promising for cancer and research?

A week away from the general election, we’ve put some of the manifestos under the microscope to see what they mean for cancer, research and patients.

Brexit: As Article 50 is triggered, what’s next for UK science and patients?

As the UK Government has triggered Article 50, our chief clinician looks at what the Brexit negotiations could mean for cancer.

Budget 2017: Investment in social care and training young scientists

Additional funding for social care and investment in new research training placements have been announced in the Spring Budget.

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