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Cancer waiting times: Who are the long waiters? 

We’re seeing a rise in ‘long waiters’ - people who wait for over 104 days to begin their cancer treatment. But who are these long waiters? We’ve recently carried out research in partnership with the National Disease Registration Service (NDRS), part of NHS England, to find out more. We’re seeing a rise in ‘long waiters’ - people who wait for over 104 days to begin their cancer treatment. But who are these long waiters? We’ve recently carried out research in partnership with the National Disease Registration Service (NDRS), part of NHS England, to find out more.

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 16 July 2024

16 July 2024

Woman waiting in hospital waiting room

Get the latest updates and analysis on NHS cancer waiting times in England, and learn what it means for people affected by cancer Get the latest updates and analysis on NHS cancer waiting times in England, and learn what it means for people affected by cancer

by Sophia Lowes, Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 11 July 2024

11 July 2024

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

Big Ben and Westminster

Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive, explains why the upcoming general election must be a turning point for cancer Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive, explains why the upcoming general election must be a turning point for cancer

by Michelle Mitchell | Opinion | 18 June 2024

18 June 2024

This photo shows a mammographer with a patient, wearing a hospital gown, before a mammogram.

Getting the right tests, in the right place and at the right time to patients is crucial, but at the moment too many people are waiting too long to be diagnosed with cancer. So here we summarise what’s holding us back, and highlight five things a post-election UK Government could do to get cancer diagnostics back on track. Getting the right tests, in the right place and at the right time to patients is crucial, but at the moment too many people are waiting too long to be diagnosed with cancer. So here we summarise what’s holding us back, and highlight five things a post-election UK Government could do to get cancer diagnostics back on track.

by Alice Hilborn | Analysis | 13 May 2024

13 May 2024

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt leaves 11 Downing Street, London, with his ministerial box before delivering his Budget in the Houses of Parliament

We've waded through the wealth of announcements and numbers in yesterday's budget to summarise some of the key points for what this budget means for our mission to beat cancer. We've waded through the wealth of announcements and numbers in yesterday's budget to summarise some of the key points for what this budget means for our mission to beat cancer.

by Ian Caleb | Analysis | 7 March 2024

7 March 2024

The Cancer Research UK stand at the Labour party conference in October 2023

Ian Caleb, public affairs manager, gives a behind the scenes look at the Manifesto at the Liberal Democrat, Conservative and Labour party conferences – and how the team are getting CRUK’s policies heard Ian Caleb, public affairs manager, gives a behind the scenes look at the Manifesto at the Liberal Democrat, Conservative and Labour party conferences – and how the team are getting CRUK’s policies heard

by Ian Caleb | Opinion | 27 October 2023

27 October 2023

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

Cancer Research UK scientists working in a lab at the Francis Crick Institute

Janet Valentine, Executive Director of Innovation and Research Policy at the ABPI outlines four steps the Government need to take to ensure the best outcomes for UK cancer patients. Janet Valentine, Executive Director of Innovation and Research Policy at the ABPI outlines four steps the Government need to take to ensure the best outcomes for UK cancer patients.

by Janet Valentine | Opinion | 9 October 2023

9 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