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A health professional holding a patient's hand in hospital

We outline some of the highlights from our new report 'Leading on Cancer' where we set out the evidence on the role that cancer control strategies can play in improving cancer outcomes We outline some of the highlights from our new report 'Leading on Cancer' where we set out the evidence on the role that cancer control strategies can play in improving cancer outcomes

by Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 19 June 2024

19 June 2024

A computer-generated images showing a DNA double-helix in a blood sample

Multi-cancer tests have the potential to detect multiple cancer types from a single sample. There's a lot to learn before we can use them. Multi-cancer tests have the potential to detect multiple cancer types from a single sample. There's a lot to learn before we can use them.

by Jessica Lloyd, Alice Brookes | In depth | 12 June 2024

12 June 2024

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Multi-cancer tests
Dame Deborah James with her father, Alistair, at Wimbledon

Alistair James, Dame Deborah James's father, shares why he and his family have written to party leaders ahead of the upcoming general election Alistair James, Dame Deborah James's father, shares why he and his family have written to party leaders ahead of the upcoming general election

by Alistair James | Opinion | 25 April 2024

25 April 2024

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

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  • Policy & Insight
  • Health & Medicine

World Cancer Day 2023: where does the UK stand?

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