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Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time. Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time.

by Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 2 February 2024

2 February 2024

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Chair of the Board of the Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute, one of our Cancer Awareness Nurse Trainers, and two long-standing supporters are among those on the 2024 New Year Honours list Chair of the Board of the Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute, one of our Cancer Awareness Nurse Trainers, and two long-standing supporters are among those on the 2024 New Year Honours list

by Jacob Smith | News | 5 January 2024

5 January 2024

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2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023. 2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 18 December 2023

18 December 2023

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The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study

by Jacob Smith | News | 14 December 2023

14 December 2023

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer has evaluated the risks of two types of forever chemical. Here's what the evidence tells us. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has evaluated the risks of two types of forever chemical. Here's what the evidence tells us.

by Tim Gunn, Sophie Brooks | News | 11 December 2023

11 December 2023

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Cancer Research UK has today published an ambitious manifesto setting out how the next UK Government could dramatically improve cancer outcomes and prevent 20,000 cancer deaths a year by 2040.   Cancer Research UK has today published an ambitious manifesto setting out how the next UK Government could dramatically improve cancer outcomes and prevent 20,000 cancer deaths a year by 2040.  

by Jacob Smith | News | 28 November 2023

28 November 2023

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Here are our initial thoughts on what the 2023 autumn statement means for the UK's cancer research environment.   Here are our initial thoughts on what the 2023 autumn statement means for the UK's cancer research environment.  

by Cancer Research UK | News | 22 November 2023

22 November 2023

Smokefree UK Supporters gathered on College Green before the petition hand-in

King Charles today confirmed the government's plans to raise the age of sale for tobacco, ensuring it can never be sold to future generations. King Charles today confirmed the government's plans to raise the age of sale for tobacco, ensuring it can never be sold to future generations.

by Alizee Froguel | News | 7 November 2023

7 November 2023

Two Cancer Research UK-funded researchers in their lab.

The MHRA has licensed anastrozole as a way to prevent breast cancer in almost 300,000 women. Our trial showed that it can halve their risk. The MHRA has licensed anastrozole as a way to prevent breast cancer in almost 300,000 women. Our trial showed that it can halve their risk.

by Tim Gunn | News | 7 November 2023

7 November 2023

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Research suggests that artificial intelligence could be used alongside doctors to diagnose cancers faster, easing pressure on the cancer workforce. First, though, the NHS needs to get ready. Research suggests that artificial intelligence could be used alongside doctors to diagnose cancers faster, easing pressure on the cancer workforce. First, though, the NHS needs to get ready.

by Tom Hildebrand | In depth | 19 October 2023

19 October 2023

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Over two million years of life are lost to cancer in the UK every year, according to a new study from Cancer Research UK. However, the data also showed that thanks to innovation and research, we are making progress in beating cancer.   Over two million years of life are lost to cancer in the UK every year, according to a new study from Cancer Research UK. However, the data also showed that thanks to innovation and research, we are making progress in beating cancer.  

by Jacob Smith | News | 11 October 2023

11 October 2023

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks at the 2023 Conservative Party Conference

Ian Walker reflects on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's announcements on tobacco at the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday Ian Walker reflects on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's announcements on tobacco at the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday

by Ian Walker | Opinion | 6 October 2023

6 October 2023