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Smoking addiction killed my grandfather – now it’s up to the Government to protect my son

According to a new report, England has slipped further off track for its smokefree 2030 goal. Smoking addiction killed my grandfather – it’s now up to the Government to protect my son.

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Early cancer diagnosis and COVID-19: unpicking the impact of the pandemic

Cancer diagnosis was clearly hit hard by the pandemic, but the data tells a complicated story. What does it mean for the future?

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20 years on: how we’ve decreased cancer death rates

Overall, cancer death rates have decreased by 16% in the UK since we were founded. For our 20th anniversary, we’re looking back at the influence and involvement we’ve had in reducing cancer death rates.

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From athlete to wig-maker: how cancer changed Maria’s destiny

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Regional Stories

In 2008, Maria was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. In 2019, she started her online wig making business, which has gone on to provide wigs for up to a hundred women who have lost their hair during chemotherapy treatment.

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Our most important cancer research stories of 2022

This year has been full of research, advances and people worth celebrating. Here are some of our biggest stories from the past 12 months. 

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Why do non-smokers face delays in getting a lung cancer diagnosis?

Up to 14% of people with lung cancer in the UK have never smoked. New research funded by us reveals why non-smokers face delays in getting diagnosed with lung cancer

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‘Scandinavian quality and Singaporean efficiency’: what the autumn statement means for cancer

With budgets being squeezed by inflation, Jeremy Hunt announced measures to increase tax intakes and put a lid on public spending. But what does it mean for people affected by cancer? 

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Cancer research could revive the UK’s ailing public finances

When the economy faces a slump, investing in research becomes an urgent priority, writes Dr Ian Walker, our executive director of policy, information and communications.

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The rise of the ‘long-waiter’ – why cancer waiting times are showing the pressure more than ever before

We’ve all seen the headlines. Whether it’s ‘Waiting lists for cancer treatment soar’ in the Express, the Mail talking about…

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Stopping the spread: A revolution in how we think about metastasis

Research from our Cambridge Institute has shown us that metastasis isn’t a process unique to cancer, revolutionising the way we think about cell dissemination. 

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