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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

What have we done to Cross Cancer Out ahead of the General Election?

Without political action, the life-saving research we fund wouldn’t have much of an impact.

Whether it’s a clinical trial testing a new drug, working out the best...

Election 2015: what are the parties from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland saying about cancer?

Last week we laid out what the national political parties are proposing for health, research and cancer in England.

Now, with just two weeks to go before the...

Election 2015: what are the parties saying about cancer?

You’ve probably noticed that we’re just a few weeks away from the General Election – perhaps one of the most tightly fought for a generation.

And according to the...

How the NHS could improve cancer survival over the next five years

Last Friday was the deadline to submit evidence to NHS England’s Cancer Taskforce – and we, like many others, put in a response. Read what it included.

£14 million Government investment to help ‘personalise’ treatment

The minister for life sciences has unveiled £13.7 million of funding for ‘stratified medicine’ research through the Medical Research Council.

My role as independent chair of the Cancer Strategy Taskforce

Alongside my role as Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, I am honoured to have been invited to be the independent chair of a Task Force to plot how the country can best...

Our highlights from 2014

It’s been a busy year for us here at Cancer Research UK. We launched a brand new strategy that sets out our vision for the next few years, building on our work in 2014....

Government unveils ‘£6 billion commitment’ to UK science

The UK Government has formally set out its 10-year plan for science and innovation in the UK.

“I want to make sure that radiotherapy is accessible to everyone” – Elizabeth’s story

In the second of a series of guest posts from our Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, Elizabeth Bailey shares her personal story and why she campaigns for the Government to...

A welcome review of how treatments get to patients

It takes a long time – around 12 years – for drugs to get from the lab to patients.  This could, and should, be quicker. But speeding up the process, while still making...