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More than two years of missed NHS cancer targets and real people are still being left in limbo

Category: Science blog May 12, 2016

An important NHS cancer waiting time target has now been missed for over two years in England, and it’s simply unacceptable.

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The Budget 2016: a surprise sugar tax and (some) good news on tobacco

Category: Science blog March 16, 2016

Read our reaction to the 2016 Budget, including a surprise sugar tax and some positive steps to tackle tobacco.

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Scotland’s Cancer Strategy: an ambitious plan that’s good news for patients

Category: Science blog March 15, 2016

We take a look at Scotland’s new cancer plan, outlining what will mean for the nation’s health and for patients.

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Changing the Cancer Drugs Fund: a step towards fixing how the NHS provides the best medicines

Category: Science blog February 11, 2016

We discuss our response to the consultation on changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund in England.

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Could new NHS diagnostic centres tackle vague cancer symptoms?

Category: Science blog February 3, 2016

We take a look at a series of projects looking to tackle vague cancer symptoms, and hopefully diagnose more cases earlier.

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Should the NHS publish data on cancer surgeons?

Category: Science blog January 11, 2016

We take a look at the pros and cons of publishing cancer surgeons’ mortality data.

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Obesity and cancer – time for concerted action

Category: Science blog January 7, 2016

Our new report on trends in obesity contains some alarming findings. We take a look at it’s key conclusions and recommendations.

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