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Improving cancer care for the LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ communities experience inequalities throughout their cancer journey, including in screening and diagnosis, clinical care, communication and overall experience. Find out about the barriers the community faces and the commitments required to improve cancer care for LGBTQ+ people.

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Alcohol linked to more than 740,000 new cancer cases globally in 2020

1 in 25 newly diagnosed cancer cases in the last year may be associated with drinking alcohol, according to a global study published in The Lancet Oncology.

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Cancer Research UK spin-out goes public, ready to invest more in precision T cell therapies

Cancer Research UK’s spinout, Achilles Therapeutics plc (‘Achilles’), has raised $175.5 million through the closing of its initial public offering (IPO).

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“Helping to develop the science leaders of the future brings great satisfaction” – Mike Gooley on donating £1m

Trailfinders founder, Mike Gooley CBE, has supported our work for more than 20 years. His latest gift will support the Francis Crick Institute’s PhD programme.

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Cancer Research UK launches its new equality, diversity and inclusion strategy

Cancer Research UK has today launched its first charity-wide Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy, outlining the charity’s commitments to improve progress

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Scientists develop approach for exploiting cancer’s dietary demands

Scientists discover a way to target cancer’s nutritional needs, which could lead to a new way to treat the disease.

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Queues build for GP appointments and cancer tests

GPs report struggling to meet appointment demand and increased waiting times for cancer tests

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Charity CEOs warn of irreparable damage to UK research

A crisis in charity research funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to delay the pace of life saving discoveries.

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Scientists develop next-generation immunotherapy now entering early phase clinical trials

Cancer Research UK scientists have invented a new experimental drug that aims to harness the full power of the body’s own immune system.

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GPs say elderly are not seeking help for potential cancer symptoms

53% of GPs say they are concerned that fewer older adults are contacting them with symptoms compared to before the pandemic, according to new findings

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