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How can we diagnose more cancers earlier?

1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. We’ve estimated the impact different types of activity could make to ambitions to diagnose cancer earlier.

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Adult weight gain could increase cancer risk

Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women by almost 20 per cent.

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Jane Wardle: the psychologist who changed cancer research

Pioneering psychologist Professor Jane Wardle died last year leaving an incredible legacy of research. We look at one of her many achievements, bowel screening.

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Improving cancer survival by understanding how patients are diagnosed

New figures show that people diagnosed in emergencies are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage.

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“Surprised and deeply honoured” – our chief executive receives a knighthood

Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, has received a knighthood for services to cancer research

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NCRI cancer conference day 1: prostate cancer drugs and early diagnosis

We pick out our highlights from day one of the NCRI cancer conference.

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Where cancer patients live could influence late diagnosis

If all the regions of England were as good as the South West at diagnosing cancer early, nearly 20,000 more patients could be diagnosed at stage 1 or 2

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A tribute to Professor Jane Wardle

This week, we lost a dear friend, a colleague, a mentor and exceptionally talented researcher – Jane Wardle, one of the UK’s leading health psychologists.

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How are cancer patients diagnosed? And could it be better?

We take an in-depth look at the different ways patients are diagnosed and how understanding and collecting this information can help improve cancer care.

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Cancer survival in England is improving – but still lagging behind similar countries

We explore new data showing that cancer survival in England remains lower than countries with similar healthcare systems.

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