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Opinion: “There’s cause for optimism in 2021 and beyond”

COVID-19 changed so much of our plans, but it didn’t change everything. In this dark year, there were still pockets of light, writes our CEO Michelle Mitchell.

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What could DeepMind ‘solving’ the protein folding problem mean for cancer research?

We asked two of our protein specialists, who are trying to understand how the way proteins fold affect cancer outcomes, to give their verdict on the news.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 8: “Going into hospital during this time was an extra layer of stress and anxiety”

We caught up with 4 people with cancer during the pandemic in part 8 of our Coronvirus reports.

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Opinion: ‘We can’t afford to stop now’

Last week, the UK Government announced what it would spend money on next year. Overall, the results were a mixed bag – but a step in the right direction, writes Michelle Mitchell.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 7: “I’m more concerned about the second wave”

We caught up with 4 people with cancer during the pandemic, including Sarah, who’s waiting to hear when her surgery can go ahead.

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Why the voices of people affected by cancer are critical to our work, now more than ever

Our network members are amazing, and we’ve done some brilliant work together, writes our director of information and involvement.

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Opinion: ‘Let’s not be short-sighted – the UK’s medical research charities need urgent support’

Today’s new figures, from the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute, project a devastating 24% drop in the UK’s overall cancer research spending this year, driven by a 46% fall in charity sector funding.

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More diversity is needed in patient information and campaigns

We spoke to Siobhan, Nikki and Jessica about their experiences of childhood cancer.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 6: “The kids being home all the time has been quite a challenge”

We caught up with 3 people living with cancer to find out how the coronavirus pandemic has affected them and their families.

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COVID-19: “We’re having to rebuild and adapt because of coronavirus”

We’re having to scale down our work to reflect our new situation, but our ambition remains the same, writes our chief executive, Michelle Mitchell.

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