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Michelle Mitchell chief executive Cancer Research UK

Our fight against cancer has come so far, but moments like the King's diagnosis bring home that cancer affects everyone and that more work is required to ensure the patients get the care they deserve Our fight against cancer has come so far, but moments like the King's diagnosis bring home that cancer affects everyone and that more work is required to ensure the patients get the care they deserve

by Michelle Mitchell | Opinion | 7 February 2024

7 February 2024

An array of normal and cancerous human tissue samples.

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

A man sitting in an NHS waiting room.

Professor the Lord Ara Darzi, from Imperial College London, explains why personalising cancer care is so important for the future of the NHS. Professor the Lord Ara Darzi, from Imperial College London, explains why personalising cancer care is so important for the future of the NHS.

by Professor the Lord Ara Darzi | Opinion | 14 September 2023

14 September 2023

Our Chief Executive

Our CEO Michelle Mitchell writes about how cancer care in the UK is a fixable problem, and outlines the important next steps to get to where we want to be Our CEO Michelle Mitchell writes about how cancer care in the UK is a fixable problem, and outlines the important next steps to get to where we want to be

by Michelle Mitchell | Opinion | 23 May 2023

23 May 2023

Headshot of Owen Jackson

As the UK political parties prepare themselves for the forthcoming election, we want them to choose to make transforming cancer outcomes a priority – our Manifesto for Cancer Research and Care will provide a blueprint for them to do this.  As the UK political parties prepare themselves for the forthcoming election, we want them to choose to make transforming cancer outcomes a priority – our Manifesto for Cancer Research and Care will provide a blueprint for them to do this. 

by Owen Jackson | Opinion | 20 April 2023

20 April 2023

One Cancer Voice campaigners pictured with Steve Brine MP, Chair of the Health and Social Care committee, and a copy of the petition

On 22 March 2023, around 80 representatives from dozens of cancer charities and a selection of MPs gathered outside Parliament with a unified message for the Prime Minister: it’s time to address the cancer emergency in England and take action to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer. On 22 March 2023, around 80 representatives from dozens of cancer charities and a selection of MPs gathered outside Parliament with a unified message for the Prime Minister: it’s time to address the cancer emergency in England and take action to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.

by Lauren Borders | Analysis | 29 March 2023

29 March 2023

A crowd of people

Ahead of World Cancer Day 2023, a new report from Cancer Research UK shows that the impact of cancer for people in the UK is only set to grow. Ahead of World Cancer Day 2023, a new report from Cancer Research UK shows that the impact of cancer for people in the UK is only set to grow.

by Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 3 February 2023

3 February 2023

Big Ben and Westminster

With budgets being squeezed by inflation, Jeremy Hunt announced measures to increase tax intakes and put a lid on public spending. But what does it mean for people affected by cancer?  With budgets being squeezed by inflation, Jeremy Hunt announced measures to increase tax intakes and put a lid on public spending. But what does it mean for people affected by cancer? 

by Matt Sample | Opinion | 17 November 2022

17 November 2022

A photograph of Big Ben at night

From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change. From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change.

by Lilly Matson | In depth | 6 July 2022

6 July 2022

A couple holding hands in a doctor's waiting room

New calculations from Cancer Research UK estimate that, on average, over 65,000 people in England are left waiting longer than 28 days to find out whether they have cancer each month. New calculations from Cancer Research UK estimate that, on average, over 65,000 people in England are left waiting longer than 28 days to find out whether they have cancer each month.

by Jacob Smith | News | 9 May 2022

9 May 2022

Patrick McGuire, one of our Campaigns Ambassadors, with his partner Sue

To help revolutionise what cancer outcomes will look like in England in 2032, our Campaigns Ambassadors submitted evidence to inform the Government's upcoming 10-year Cancer Plan. To help revolutionise what cancer outcomes will look like in England in 2032, our Campaigns Ambassadors submitted evidence to inform the Government's upcoming 10-year Cancer Plan.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 6 May 2022

6 May 2022