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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

The ten defining moments in health and cancer policy from 2015

We look back on a busy year for health and cancer policy.

Spending Review 2015: will it affect research and cancer?

We respond to today's Spending Review and outline what the announcement means for cancer services in the NHS and for science.

Health and economic growth will suffer without commitment to science budget says Cancer Research UK

Ahead of the Spending Review this week Cancer Research UK is urging the Government to protect the science budget across Government departments.

Decision time for new EU rules on how researchers use personal data

It’s a key time for research across the EU.

For the last four years, an important European data law has been batted back and forth between different parts of the EU...

Four reasons why the Government needs to keep spending money on science

On November 25th, Chancellor George Osborne will set out Government department budgets for the next five years. And there’s a real risk that the amount spent on science...

Cancer waiting time targets – simply not good enough

We’ve known for some time that NHS cancer services are at a tipping point.

And over the last year, the NHS in England has failed to meet one of its key cancer

Dame Sally Davies: ‘We can make research a statement, not a question’

Professor Dame Sally Davies is England’s Chief Medical Officer. This is her reaction to our new report, published this morning, exploring how the NHS supports health...

Proposed cuts to Europe’s research budget – why we’re fighting back

Cancer research is a long game. The process of developing ideas, conducting experiments and analysing the results takes years. And translating these results into new tests...

NHS pressures at risk of stifling cancer research

Daily pressures on the NHS are having a serious impact on its ability to support world leading research into cancer.

Election 2015: What does the result mean for cancer?

The most over-used platitude when it comes to talking about elections is that it’s “the most unpredictable election for years.” Well, in this case, they were right. Nobody...