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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

A female researcher in the lab smiling

Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, more than one million deaths have been avoided in the UK since the mid-1980s. We’re celebrating just a few of our cancer research milestones over the past 40 years. And, to show just what they mean, we’re highlighting some of the special moments they’ve made possible.  Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, more than one million deaths have been avoided in the UK since the mid-1980s. We’re celebrating just a few of our cancer research milestones over the past 40 years. And, to show just what they mean, we’re highlighting some of the special moments they’ve made possible. 

by Amy Warnock | In depth | 1 September 2023

1 September 2023

Researchers working in our Cambridge lab

With the publication of the charity's 2022/23 Annual Reports and Accounts, Cancer Research UK continues to take important steps towards achieving its vision of bringing about a world where everybody lives longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.  With the publication of the charity's 2022/23 Annual Reports and Accounts, Cancer Research UK continues to take important steps towards achieving its vision of bringing about a world where everybody lives longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer. 

by Cancer Research UK | News | 24 August 2023

24 August 2023

An African elephant walking along a dirt track

For World Elephant Day, we're taking a look at why elephants so rarely get cancer. Could the ways they protect themselves help people too? For World Elephant Day, we're taking a look at why elephants so rarely get cancer. Could the ways they protect themselves help people too?

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 12 August 2023

12 August 2023

In this new podcast series Dr Iain Foulkes, Executive Director of Research, brings you insight and analysis from the sharp end of research leadership. In this new podcast series Dr Iain Foulkes, Executive Director of Research, brings you insight and analysis from the sharp end of research leadership.

by Phil Prime | Podcast | 25 July 2023

25 July 2023

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Appraisal with Dr Iain Foulkes
Aneurin Bevan, founder of the NHS, visits a patient on the service's first day.

To celebrate 75 years of the NHS, we’ve put together a timeline showing some of its biggest contributions to cancer care.   To celebrate 75 years of the NHS, we’ve put together a timeline showing some of its biggest contributions to cancer care.  

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 5 July 2023

5 July 2023

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

Cancer patient-derived organoids from Japan’s Fukushima Medical University have become the latest technology to be made available via CancerTools.org Cancer patient-derived organoids from Japan’s Fukushima Medical University have become the latest technology to be made available via CancerTools.org

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 19 June 2023

19 June 2023

The Scottish Flag flying near Loch Ness

Dr Sorcha Hume, Cancer Research UK’s public affairs manager in Scotland, describes how Scotland's new cancer strategy has the potential to transform a cancer system that’s letting patients down.  Dr Sorcha Hume, Cancer Research UK’s public affairs manager in Scotland, describes how Scotland's new cancer strategy has the potential to transform a cancer system that’s letting patients down. 

by Sorcha Hume | Opinion | 16 June 2023

16 June 2023

A shopping trolley filled with fresh vegetables

In partnership with British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK, we have released our new Trolley Trends analysis which explores attitudes and behaviours around healthy eating and food shopping In partnership with British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK, we have released our new Trolley Trends analysis which explores attitudes and behaviours around healthy eating and food shopping

by Amy Hirst | Analysis | 20 April 2023

20 April 2023

We spoke to Mariam Jamal-Hanjani and asked her to reflect on a career embedded in large-scale, collaborative and ambitious projects…    We spoke to Mariam Jamal-Hanjani and asked her to reflect on a career embedded in large-scale, collaborative and ambitious projects…   

by Phil Prime | In depth | 10 March 2023

10 March 2023