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New research has found that adults with severe mental illness are less likely to attend cancer screening than those who do not have such conditions. New research has found that adults with severe mental illness are less likely to attend cancer screening than those who do not have such conditions.

by Jacob Smith | News | 4 May 2023

4 May 2023

Two of our Cancer Awareness Nurses at a stop of our Cancer Awareness Roadshow

Our nurses have answered some of the frequently asked questions they hear on our Cancer Awareness Roadshow and at Cancer Awareness in the Workplace sessions. Our nurses have answered some of the frequently asked questions they hear on our Cancer Awareness Roadshow and at Cancer Awareness in the Workplace sessions.

by Sophie Marshall | In depth | 2 March 2023

2 March 2023

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  • Policy & Insight

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

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Overall, cancer death rates have decreased by 16% in the UK since we were founded. For our 20th anniversary, we're looking back at the influence and involvement we've had in reducing cancer death rates. Overall, cancer death rates have decreased by 16% in the UK since we were founded. For our 20th anniversary, we're looking back at the influence and involvement we've had in reducing cancer death rates.

by Sophie Wedekind | Analysis | 17 December 2022

17 December 2022

Michelle Mitchell chief executive Cancer Research UK

Cancer is a fixable problem – but we need the right leadership, a robust plan and sufficient funding, writes Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive officer. Cancer is a fixable problem – but we need the right leadership, a robust plan and sufficient funding, writes Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive officer.

by Michelle Mitchell | Opinion | 8 December 2022

8 December 2022

An illustration of lungs in a body

Finding lung cancer early makes it much easier to treat. Dr Samantha Quaife, an expert in lung screening, explains how it can save lives and fight inequality. Finding lung cancer early makes it much easier to treat. Dr Samantha Quaife, an expert in lung screening, explains how it can save lives and fight inequality.

by Samantha Quaife | Opinion | 23 November 2022

23 November 2022

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A poll has revealed 50% of UK adults with a possible cancer symptom wait 6 months or more before contacting their GP. Why might people not seek help when they need it? A poll has revealed 50% of UK adults with a possible cancer symptom wait 6 months or more before contacting their GP. Why might people not seek help when they need it?

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 10 August 2022

10 August 2022

The faecal immunochemical test kit used for bowel cancer screening in the UK

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.   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.  

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 5 July 2022

5 July 2022