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More than 65,000 people are left waiting to find out if it’s cancer each month

New calculations from Cancer Research UK estimate that, on average, over 65,000 people in England are left waiting longer than 28 days to find out whether they have cancer each month.

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How do we die of cancer? What we know (and what we don’t)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

We’ve sent robots to mars, split the atom and mapped the human genome. Why, then, is there still so much more to understand about a disease that affects one in two of us?

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New insights on self-sampling for cervical cancer screening

Results have revealed that around half of those eligible would prefer self-sampling for cervical screening over being tested by a clinician.

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How we are working with industry to translate research into real benefits for patients 

You may not know that as well as funding cancer research, we also work with industry and academia to develop promising ideas and turn them into real benefit for patients. Find out about Cancer Research Horizons.

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Piecing together the puzzle: Antibiotics, the microbiome and bowel cancer

Our researchers across the world are investigating a potential link between bowel cancer and the microbiome, and the potential role antibiotics might play.

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Breaking down the new standards for cancer care proposed by NHS England

This week, NHS England has proposed a shift in new standards for cancer care and waiting times, with an emphasis on a more recently introduced measure, called the ‘Faster Diagnosis Standard (FDS).

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Paving the way: How biopsies are offering hope to children with aggressive brain tumours

“Our motivation for studying it is because there haven’t been any new effective treatments for decades.” Overall, survival for children’s…

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First data in a decade highlights ethnic disparities in cancer

The first analysis in over 10 years looking at which ethnic groups in England are more likely to get cancer has now been published by Cancer Research UK analysts. 

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Reduction in women screened for breast cancer between 2020 and 2021, NHS report finds

A new report by NHS Digital reveals how breast screening services were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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