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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. 


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...

Guest post: Are older cancer patients missing out on surgery?

John Butler is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Here, he gives us his thoughts on new data on surgery in the NHS

As a surgeon I see...

NCRI 2014 conference summary – day 3

A look through the morning’s media coverage surfaced these reports from the conference:

This story about emergency lung cancer diagnoses appeared in the Times. New...

Citizen Science: “you don’t need to be qualified to do this”

If you could recruit a helping hand for some of the more time-consuming parts of your day to day job, would you accept it?

Well, groups of our researchers are doing...

Changing the future of pancreatic cancer: The ESPAC trials

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Our milestones

Mr Tilly had a tough start in life. Abandoned and unwanted, he was down on his luck. But the tide turned when...

Achieving the world’s best cancer survival

UK cancer survival has doubled in the last 40 years. But it still lags behind the best in the world. Why?

Ten things politicians should do to help beat cancer

The future for people diagnosed with cancer today looks a whole lot brighter than it would have done 40 years ago.

Research has resulted in improved diagnostic...

Putting cancer surgery under the spotlight

When was the last time you saw a headline about cancer surgery?

You’d be forgiven if you couldn’t remember. While the latest ‘wonder drug’ often hits the headlines...