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Running a cancer helpline in COVID-19: two years on the virtual frontline

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the UK entering COVID-19 lockdown for the first time. What has it been like for the charity’s nurses running the cancer helpline?

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Reduction in women screened for breast cancer between 2020 and 2021, NHS report finds

A new report by NHS Digital reveals how breast screening services were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer – latest updates

Recently, news of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines. We’ve summarised all the information that is out there, with rolling updates, in our new vaccine blog post.

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The digital shift: How are remote GP appointments affecting cancer patients?

Covid-19 has changed the way we see the GP. While many have embraced remote appointments, others worry they could lead to missed or delayed cancer diagnoses.

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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 or started their treatment sooner, according to new calculations.

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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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Turning the Life Sciences Vision into reality

The UK Government recently published their Life Sciences Vision, setting clear targets for supporting UK R&D. Cancer Research UK’s CEO, Michelle Mitchell, knows that it requires real investment.

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Wales: 4 in 10 with possible cancer symptoms didn’t contact GP

New figures show 42.1% of people surveyed in Wales who experienced possible cancer symptoms in the first wave of the pandemic didn’t contact their GP.

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