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Opinion: ‘The UK must be more ambitious than just clearing the cancer backlog’

Cancer Research UK estimates that 3 million fewer people were screened for cancer between March and September last year, meaning around 9,200 fewer patients started cancer treatment as a result in England alone – a 42% drop.

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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer – latest updates

Recently, news of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines. We’ve summarised all the information that is out there, with rolling updates, in our new vaccine blog post.

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Research shows one size doesn’t fit all for cervical screening in the trans and non-binary community

Dr Alison Berner and team asked 140 trans men and non-binary people to share their past experiences and attitudes towards cervical screening.

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One year on: How has COVID-19 affected cancer services?

Disruption to cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment has led to more than 45,000 fewer people starting cancer treatment between March 2020 and March 2021.

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Ovarian cancer screening trial did not save lives

In 1999, Menon joined Professor Ian Jacobs to set up the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). 20 years later, the results are in.

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Elections 2021: What the results mean for people with cancer

With all the votes counted, what do the 2021 elections in Scotland and Wales and the Metro Mayer elections mean for people with cancer?

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Stressed out – the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy, but at a cost

A group of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists are beginning to discover new vulnerabilities in cancer cells, which emerge when they enter ‘survival mode’.

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E-cigarettes: what we know and what we don’t

It’s been a decade since e-cigarettes first gained popularity in the UK. And as the popularity levels of e-cigarettes grew, so did the debate around them.

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The art of practising sustainable science

Labs and research institutions are responsible for a huge amount of waste. We spoke to 3 researchers who are taking the problem into their own hands.

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WHO’s plans to create a ‘cervical cancer-free future’

Last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced their plans to create a global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem.

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