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Cancer target missed for 55,000 patients over 6 years

In the last 6 years, almost 55,000 cancer patients should have been diagnosed quicker or started their treatment sooner, according…

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Coronavirus reports – Part 10: “I didn’t see my mum before I went into surgery”

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we caught up with families who have been affected by children’s and young people’s cancers to find out how COVID-19 has impacted them and their loved ones.

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Patients less likely to rate cancer care as ‘very good’ during pandemic

Almost a third of cancer patients have reported receiving worse care since COVID-19 began, according to a new survey commissioned by Cancer Research UK.

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One in 5 less likely to take part in cancer screening

A Cardiff University-led UK-wide survey has found that more than 1 in 5 people are less likely to take part in cancer screening than before the pandemic.

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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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