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Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time. Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time.

by Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 2 February 2024

2 February 2024

Hannah Gretton with Dr Hugo De La Pena

When Hannah Gretton was given the devastating news last Christmas that she had breast cancer, she never imagined it would give her the opportunity to help others enjoy celebrations that they feared they would never see. When Hannah Gretton was given the devastating news last Christmas that she had breast cancer, she never imagined it would give her the opportunity to help others enjoy celebrations that they feared they would never see.

by Elisa Mitchell | Personal stories | 21 December 2023

21 December 2023

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2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023. 2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 18 December 2023

18 December 2023

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Cancer Research UK has today published an ambitious manifesto setting out how the next UK Government could dramatically improve cancer outcomes and prevent 20,000 cancer deaths a year by 2040.   Cancer Research UK has today published an ambitious manifesto setting out how the next UK Government could dramatically improve cancer outcomes and prevent 20,000 cancer deaths a year by 2040.  

by Jacob Smith | News | 28 November 2023

28 November 2023

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The results of a new study funded by Cancer Research UK reveal that 1.3 million lives are lost to cancers caused by smoking tobacco every year across the UK, US and BRICS nations The results of a new study funded by Cancer Research UK reveal that 1.3 million lives are lost to cancers caused by smoking tobacco every year across the UK, US and BRICS nations

by Jacob Smith | News | 16 November 2023

16 November 2023

Melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK have reached an all-time high according to new analysis released today from Cancer Research UK. Melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK have reached an all-time high according to new analysis released today from Cancer Research UK.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 7 July 2023

7 July 2023

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Cancer rates in adults under 50 have been rising since the 1990s. Our researchers are leading the effort to turn the trend around. Cancer rates in adults under 50 have been rising since the 1990s. Our researchers are leading the effort to turn the trend around.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 24 January 2023

24 January 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

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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.  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. 

by Imogen Powell Brown | News | 28 November 2022

28 November 2022

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Research from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership has found a link between cancer policy consistency over time and survival for six cancer types Research from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership has found a link between cancer policy consistency over time and survival for six cancer types

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 1 November 2022

1 November 2022

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The first analysis in over 10 years looking at which ethnic groups in England are more likely to get cancer has now been published by Cancer Research UK analysts.  The first analysis in over 10 years looking at which ethnic groups in England are more likely to get cancer has now been published by Cancer Research UK analysts. 

by Cancer Research UK | Analysis | 2 March 2022

2 March 2022