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Some people with cancer in the UK are struggling more than others to get access to treatment. But what is causing this unwarranted variation in access to treatment, and how can we makes things better? Some people with cancer in the UK are struggling more than others to get access to treatment. But what is causing this unwarranted variation in access to treatment, and how can we makes things better?

by Emily Eagles, Lyndsy Ambler | Analysis | 23 February 2024

23 February 2024

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Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time. Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time.

by Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 2 February 2024

2 February 2024

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The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study

by Jacob Smith | News | 14 December 2023

14 December 2023

A GP examining a patient.

Why do some cancers, and some groups of people, tend to be diagnosed later? Here's our investigation into inequalities in early diagnosis. Why do some cancers, and some groups of people, tend to be diagnosed later? Here's our investigation into inequalities in early diagnosis.

by Hope Walters | In depth | 23 November 2023

23 November 2023

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Health inequalities
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You may have seen the headlines this week about changes to cancer waiting time targets in England. But what do these changes mean for people with cancer?   You may have seen the headlines this week about changes to cancer waiting time targets in England. But what do these changes mean for people with cancer?  

by Sophia Lowes | Analysis | 17 August 2023

17 August 2023

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  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We take a look at claims that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells and explore the links between the amount of sugar in our diets and obesity. We take a look at claims that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells and explore the links between the amount of sugar in our diets and obesity.

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 16 August 2023

16 August 2023

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A new Cancer Research UK-funded study aims to shed light on the variation in breast cancer across different ethnic minority groups.  A new Cancer Research UK-funded study aims to shed light on the variation in breast cancer across different ethnic minority groups. 

by Jacob Smith | News | 11 July 2023

11 July 2023

This entry is part 9 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
A transgender woman in a hospital gown speaking to her doctor, a transgender man, in an exam room.

Charities, research institutes and health providers across the UK are working to improve LGBTQIA+ cancer care. Here's how. Charities, research institutes and health providers across the UK are working to improve LGBTQIA+ cancer care. Here's how.

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 23 June 2023

23 June 2023

Senedd Cymru, or the Welsh Parliament.

Health inequalities in Wales put deprived communities more at risk of cancer. The All Things Being Equal inquiry shows what has to change. Health inequalities in Wales put deprived communities more at risk of cancer. The All Things Being Equal inquiry shows what has to change.

by Tim Gunn | News | 8 June 2023

8 June 2023