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New analysis reveals Black women in England more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer

A new study has revealed that black women from Caribbean and African backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer at later stages, when treatment is less likely to be successful. 

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7 images that defined cancer policy in 2022

This year, we’ve accomplished a lot in cancer policy and campaigning. From research and prevention to diagnosis, we’ve been advocating for change to beat cancer. Here are some highlights.

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Cancer Research UK report highlights stark cancer inequalities across Scotland

A landmark report on deprivation and cancer launched at the Scottish Cancer Conference today shows that the burden of cancer is not felt equally across Scotland. 

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6 highlights from our Black in Cancer conference

Many cancers affect Black people differently. Often, their outcomes are worse. There’s a long way to go to change that, but this is how we can start.

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Interpreted cancer awareness workshops: talking about cancer with South-Asian communities

One of our interpreted Talk Cancer workshops has been recognised in the Royal Society of Public Health’s, Health and Wellbeing awards 2022.

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New targeted lung cancer screening programme on the horizon

Today, the UK National Screening Committee has recommended introducing a targeted lung cancer screening programme across the UK, for those…

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Health inequalities: breaking down barriers to cancer screening

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Health inequalities

In this instalment of our Health Inequalities series, we take a look at some of the barriers that can make it harder for some people to access cancer screening.

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Ending smoking could more than halve England’s cancer inequality gap

It’s known that people from more deprived backgrounds are more likely to get cancer. New analysis from Cancer Research UK…

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Closing the gap: How new screening interventions could reduce inequalities in bowel cancer outcomes

If we can find interventions that help to increase participation in screening programmes amongst lower income groups, we may be able to reduce the health inequalities that exist in bowel cancer outcomes.  

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Health inequalities: Why is it harder for some people to eat healthily? 

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Health inequalities

We investigate diet inequality and its root causes with Dr Amy Yau, Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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