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Liver cancer: UK’s fastest rising cause of cancer death to be tackled

A joint UK and European research project launches today to combat liver cancer, which is the fastest rising cause of cancer death in the UK.

Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘I’m so proud of what he’s done and how far he’s come’ – James’s story

James shares the story of his younger brother Max, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia, a type of blood cancer, in May 2003.

Engineered cell therapy given initial ‘no’ for aggressive adult lymphoma on NHS in England

A cancer immunotherapy has been provisionally rejected as a treatment for some adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma on the NHS in England.

Star-studded cast join forces to show cancer it's payback time

A star-studded cast of actors have joined forces with cancer patients and survivors to feature in a powerful film, marking the return of Stand Up To Cancer.

Drug combo for advanced skin cancer approved on NHS in England

Patients with a certain type of aggressive skin cancer will now have access to a combination of targeted drugs on the NHS in England.

Pathology staff shortages causing delays to cancer diagnosis, says report

NHS pathology departments are suffering from chronic staff shortages, finds a new report.

Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘It’s one of those moments when time kind of stands still’ – Meg and Beth’s story

Meg and Beth share the story of their younger sister Eve, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in July 2015.

London biotherapeutics powerhouse launched by Cancer Research UK

The city of London will be transformed into a world leading hub for cancer biotherapeutics research and treatment, with a new £14 million investment.

News digest – global cancer rates rising, vaping figures, crowdfunding for cancer treatments and BRCA1 gene sleuthing

In the news this week: New global cancer figures revealed and a study sheds new light on which faults in the BRCA1 gene could increase cancer risk.

Number of vapers tops 3 million for first time in Britain

More than 3 million people in Great Britain are now vaping, according to a new report by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

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