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‘Scandinavian quality and Singaporean efficiency’: what the autumn statement means for 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? 

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Making real change: 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy

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.

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More than 65,000 people are left waiting to find out if it’s 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.

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A call to action: how our Campaigns Ambassadors are shaping the Government’s 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.

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Opinion: ‘Why we need earlier diagnosis of cancer more than ever before’

Professor Georgios Lyratzopoulos leads the Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare and Outcomes (ECHO) Group and CanTest at University College London.

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Record numbers beating breast cancer in the UK

More than 130,000 UK breast cancer deaths have been avoided in the last 30 years, according to our new analysis published to mark breast cancer awareness month.

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Opinion: ‘Building an NHS workforce for the future must be Boris Johnson’s top health priority’

With a new Prime Minister in office, the Government’s commitments to supporting the NHS and building on the strength of science in the UK must become reality.

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NHS to roll out mobile lung cancer scanning across England

Lung cancer scanning trucks will be rolled out to supermarket car parks across the country in a drive to detect the disease earlier.

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NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

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6 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2018

We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister’s commitment to early diagnosis.

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