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Today, plans to reintroduce a Bill to progressively raise the age of sale of tobacco products were announced in the first King’s Speech of this new UK Government Today, plans to reintroduce a Bill to progressively raise the age of sale of tobacco products were announced in the first King’s Speech of this new UK Government

by Alizee Froguel | News | 17 July 2024

17 July 2024

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  • Policy & Insight

Cancer waiting times: Who are the long waiters? 

We’re seeing a rise in ‘long waiters’ - people who wait for over 104 days to begin their cancer treatment. But who are these long waiters? We’ve recently carried out research in partnership with the National Disease Registration Service (NDRS), part of NHS England, to find out more. We’re seeing a rise in ‘long waiters’ - people who wait for over 104 days to begin their cancer treatment. But who are these long waiters? We’ve recently carried out research in partnership with the National Disease Registration Service (NDRS), part of NHS England, to find out more.

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 16 July 2024

16 July 2024

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We outline some of the highlights from our new report 'Leading on Cancer' where we set out the evidence on the role that cancer control strategies can play in improving cancer outcomes We outline some of the highlights from our new report 'Leading on Cancer' where we set out the evidence on the role that cancer control strategies can play in improving cancer outcomes

by Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 19 June 2024

19 June 2024

Big Ben and Westminster

Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive, explains why the upcoming general election must be a turning point for cancer Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive, explains why the upcoming general election must be a turning point for cancer

by Michelle Mitchell | Opinion | 18 June 2024

18 June 2024

A sign with the text 'General Election 2024' in front of Big Ben

With the general election fast approaching, we've taken a look at some of the highlights of what the three major UK-wide political parties have committed to deliver in their manifestos. With the general election fast approaching, we've taken a look at some of the highlights of what the three major UK-wide political parties have committed to deliver in their manifestos.

by Ian Caleb | In depth | 18 June 2024

18 June 2024

A computer-generated images showing a DNA double-helix in a blood sample

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