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Cancer Drugs Fund decision – ‘How can we deliver personalised treatment with an impersonal funding system?’

Category: Science blog January 14, 2015

Our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, gives his take on the recent announcement of changes to NHS England’s Cancer Drugs Fund.

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My role as independent chair of the Cancer Strategy Taskforce

Category: Science blog January 11, 2015

Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, has been invited to be the independent chair of a new Cancer Strategy Taskforce – here he explains what that will involve.

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Our highlights from 2014

Category: Science blog December 22, 2014

We look back over 2014 and pick out a selection of highlights from our groundbreaking research and policy and campaigning work.

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Dances with Pharma: part 2 – How Cancer Research UK works with industry

Category: Science blog December 17, 2014

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Dances with Pharma

In the second part of this two-part series, we look at our work with industry, why it’s important, and how we try to influence the way drugs get to patients.

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Dances with Pharma: part 1 – why are drugs so expensive?

Category: Science blog December 16, 2014

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Dances with Pharma

In this first in a two-part series, we take a look at how cancer drugs get to patients, and at some of reasons behind the spiralling costs.

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“I want to make sure that radiotherapy is accessible to everyone” – Elizabeth’s story

Category: Science blog December 12, 2014

Cancer Campaigns Ambassador Elizabeth Bailey shares her personal story of breast cancer and why she campaigns for Government to improve access to radiotherapy.

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A conference to keep cancer on the political agenda

Category: Science blog December 11, 2014

We look over the key political announcements made at this year’s Britain Against Cancer conference – including treatments, early diagnosis, prevention and more.

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