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General election 2024: Make this election a turning point for cancer

Action on cancer is urgent. Government action to improve cancer outcomes would mean more cancers prevented. More life-saving research implemented. More people diagnosed and treated earlier. Ultimately, more people living longer, better lives. #TurningPointForCancer

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We are calling on the UK government to drive change. For Deborah.

"If you didn’t know, April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. I’ll forgive you if you didn’t. For many years, April came and went without me giving cancer a second thought".

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Five steps to getting cancer diagnostics back on track

Getting the right tests, in the right place and at the right time to patients is crucial, but at the moment too many people are waiting too long to be diagnosed with cancer.

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Another huge milestone on the way to a smokefree UK

MPs voted in favour of the tobacco Age of Sale legislation - meaning we're a step closer to making this critical legislation reality.

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Abandoning the Tobacco and Vapes Bill would betray a generation

Writing for Politics.co.uk, Cancer Research UK's chief executive Michelle Mitchell responds to news that the Tobacco and Vapes Bill will not be passed by the UK Parliament before the 2024 general election: "As political parties regroup and launch their general election campaigns, this legislation must be top of the list and a priority in all manifestos: it isn’t and shouldn’t be a party political issue.”

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