The future of cancer care

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Tell us your priorities for cancer care in the next two decades.

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What do you think should be the priorities for cancer care in the next two decades?

CRUK seeks your views on the biggest challenges and opportunities facing UK health systems by 2040. Cancer survival has doubled over the last forty years. Now, half the people diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease. Cancer Research UK’s goal is to see three quarters of people diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for 10 years or more by 2034.

We want to know the biggest challenges and opportunities for UK health systems and services in the next 20 years.

  • What major barriers will stop health systems from preventing and curing more cancers, and giving people more time with their families?
  • How can the NHS provide the best environment for conducting research?
  • What are the opportunities on the horizon which we will need to embrace?

At the centre of these challenges are people affected by cancer: individuals and their families, friends and communities. We want to hear from a wide range of people around the UK to help us think more creatively, broadly and deeply. You can help us accelerate progress.

Read more: Future of cancer care: setting the context

Update November 2020

COVID-19 continues to have a huge impact on people affected by cancer. Cancer services and cancer research have been disrupted significantly. If you or someone you care about are worried about cancer, please visit our Information pages. See our Science Blog or policy pages for more information about the impact of COVID-19 on the health service.
We’ve paused our futures project for now, but we’re always interested to hear your thoughts @CRUK_Policy. We had such a useful response to our public survey – and we need to continue this important conversation about the future of cancer care. We’ll include key themes in our policy and influencing work. Thank you for all your support.

If you’re an organisation interested in strategic futures, we’d be happy to share our learning. Just email

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