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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. 

Research Policy

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.

7 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2016

We pick out 7 top stories from the world of cancer policy and politics that defined 2016.

Autumn Statement 2016: What it means for cancer prevention, patients and researchers

Today's Autumn Statement offered a first look at the direction the Government will be taking in the years ahead - here's what it means for cancer.

Government announces extra £2bn investment in research

The Government has announced an additional £2 billion will be spent on research and development by 2020.

Brexit: MPs call for clear plan to protect science

A clear plan is needed in the lead up to Brexit to protect the UK’s strength in science, according to a group of MPs.

Scotland’s Cancer Strategy: an ambitious plan that’s good news for patients

We take a look at Scotland's new cancer plan, outlining what will mean for the nation's health and for patients.

International Childhood Cancer Day: why an EU law needs improving to help develop new treatments for young people

We explore how an EU law potentially holding back progress in research on cancers that affect children and young adults.

Good progress in clinical trials transparency, but we need to do more

Stephanie Mathisen, Sense About Science Campaigns and Policy Officer, reflects on the successes of the AllTrials campaign over the past three years and the challenges that...

UK Government’s DNA-mapping project recruits first cancer patients

The UK’s pioneering 100,000 Genomes Project has recruited its first patients with cancer.