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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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Coronavirus reports: “As a Black man with advanced prostate cancer, who wouldn’t be worried?”

Earlier this month, Public Health England published a long-awaited report confirming that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We spoke to Anisha and Alfred about the findings.

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Opinion: ‘UK cancer research could be set back years by COVID-19. We must act now’

Because of COVID-19 and the devastating impact it’s had on our income, we could be forced to cut £150 million per year from our research funding. 

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Opinion: ‘Medical research charities are falling through the cracks of COVID-19 Government support’

Without specific and strategic Government support, the COVID-19 pandemic could have a deep and long-lasting effect on our work.

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Our work saves lives – that must mean Black lives too

Like so many of us right now, I’ve been thinking hard about how to be a better ally, writes our CEO, Michelle Mitchell.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 4: “I know I’m in a queue, but things feel uncertain”

We caught up with people living with cancer across the country, to find out how isolation due to the pandemic has been affecting them and their families.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 3: “I should have known when they came back in PPE”

Christine was diagnosed with COVID-19 just after finishing her chemotherapy treatment.

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