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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Category: Science blog March 23, 2018 28 comments

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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Cutting cancer diagnosis delays means understanding each patient’s journey

Category: Science blog December 19, 2017 2 comments

GPs say that more than 1 in 5 cancer patients in England experience an avoidable delay in their diagnosis.

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Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

Category: Science blog October 26, 2017 Comments are closed

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

Category: Science blog August 31, 2017 1 comment

A year on from a big data report and some hospitals have changed how they discuss some aspects of treatment, including palliative care.

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Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 1

Category: Science blog May 20, 2017 Comments are closed

We speak to Cindy Billingham, lead statistician on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

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Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

Category: Science blog April 24, 2017 20 comments

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

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World Cancer Day 2017: 4 cancers that pose a global challenge

Category: Science blog February 4, 2017 1 comment

For this year’s World Cancer Day we’re looking at how the rates of 4 types of cancer vary around the world, and why.

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The cancer registry is saving lives, but you’ve probably never heard of it

Category: Science blog December 20, 2016 2 comments

The UK’s data on cancer leads the world, and we should be telling people about that.

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More people are getting cancer, but what do the numbers really mean?

Category: Science blog October 12, 2016 15 comments

New figures we’ve released today estimate that by the year 2035, half a million people could be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

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Our Local Cancer Statistics website – three years on

Category: Science blog October 3, 2016 Comments are closed

We explore how local data is shaping cancer services in your area.

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