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Multi-cancer tests have the potential to detect multiple cancer types from a single sample. There's a lot to learn before we can use them. Multi-cancer tests have the potential to detect multiple cancer types from a single sample. There's a lot to learn before we can use them.

by Jessica Lloyd, Alice Brookes | In depth | 12 June 2024

12 June 2024

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Multi-cancer tests
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Join Sophie for the fourth episode in our mini-series, Longer, better lives, as she speaks to Alizee about how the next UK government could help prevent 40% of cancers. Join Sophie for the fourth episode in our mini-series, Longer, better lives, as she speaks to Alizee about how the next UK government could help prevent 40% of cancers.

by Cancer Research UK | Podcast | 10 June 2024

10 June 2024

This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
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The UK could avoid 34,000 cancer deaths within a decade of the general election on 4 July if the next government takes urgent action to improve cancer outcomes. The UK could avoid 34,000 cancer deaths within a decade of the general election on 4 July if the next government takes urgent action to improve cancer outcomes.

by Sophie Wedekind | Analysis | 6 June 2024

6 June 2024

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Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive, highlights the importance of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill being a top priority in all party manifestos Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive, highlights the importance of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill being a top priority in all party manifestos

by Michelle Mitchell | Opinion | 28 May 2024

28 May 2024

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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. So here we summarise what’s holding us back, and highlight five things a post-election UK Government could do to get 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. So here we summarise what’s holding us back, and highlight five things a post-election UK Government could do to get cancer diagnostics back on track.

by Alice Hilborn | Analysis | 13 May 2024

13 May 2024

Dame Deborah James with her father, Alistair, at Wimbledon

Alistair James, Dame Deborah James's father, shares why he and his family have written to party leaders ahead of the upcoming general election Alistair James, Dame Deborah James's father, shares why he and his family have written to party leaders ahead of the upcoming general election

by Alistair James | Opinion | 25 April 2024

25 April 2024

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We’re celebrating another milestone on our road to a smokefree UK, as MPs voted in favour of the tobacco Age of Sale legislation – meaning we’re one step closer to making this critical legislation a reality We’re celebrating another milestone on our road to a smokefree UK, as MPs voted in favour of the tobacco Age of Sale legislation – meaning we’re one step closer to making this critical legislation a reality

by Alizee Froguel | Analysis | 16 April 2024

16 April 2024

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We’re exploring some of the tactics that the tobacco industry has historically used to try to prevent tobacco control initiatives, so you know what to look out for. We’re exploring some of the tactics that the tobacco industry has historically used to try to prevent tobacco control initiatives, so you know what to look out for.

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 15 April 2024

15 April 2024

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Listen to the second episode of That Cancer Conversation: Longer, better lives, where Sophie speaks to Dr Mei-Ling Lancashire about our manifesto. Listen to the second episode of That Cancer Conversation: Longer, better lives, where Sophie speaks to Dr Mei-Ling Lancashire about our manifesto.

by Cancer Research UK | Podcast | 2 April 2024

2 April 2024

This entry is part 15 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
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Ian Walker, executive director of policy, information and communications, shares his message to MPs and encourages them to help make smoking history Ian Walker, executive director of policy, information and communications, shares his message to MPs and encourages them to help make smoking history

by Ian Walker | Opinion | 26 March 2024

26 March 2024