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GPs report ‘perfect storm’ of problems leading to 20,000 drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer

Reluctance to attend hospital tests and come forward about symptoms could be contributing to delays in lung cancer diagnosis.

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2,000 fewer people in England began cancer treatment in January

The latest cancer waiting times show an 8% drop in the number of people starting cancer treatment in January, compared with figures from January 2020.

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Almost half of people with possible cancer symptoms didn’t see GP in first wave of pandemic

Nearly half of people who had potential cancer symptoms in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic did not contact their GP.

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‘Thousands’ of lung cancer cases going undiagnosed in England

Health officials are urging people to get symptoms checked, after figures suggest that thousands of people in England could have undiagnosed lung cancer.

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NHS COVID-19 vaccination centre opens at London’s Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute – of which Cancer Research UK is a major funder – has partnered with UCLH to establish a COVID-19 vaccination centre.

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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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Cancer Research UK forced to cut research funding due to COVID-19

Due to the effects of COVID-19, Cancer Research UK has had to cut its research funding by £45 million.

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Cancer Research UK shops in England close during lockdown

Cancer Research UK’s 470 charity shops in England have closed for one month from 5 November, following the announcement of a national lockdown.

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UK could lose up to £7.8 billion of medical research funding because of COVID-19 pandemic 

New figures suggest that the UK could lose up to £7.8 billion of investment in life-saving research by 2027 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cancer Research UK charity Christmas cards now available 

100% of the profits from all sales on our online shop go towards our life-saving research.

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