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Cancer services during COVID-19: 40,000 fewer people starting treatment

There’s been a steady stream of figures since the pandemic began, each laying bare what many people have seen first-hand – the impact on health services.

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Bowel scope screening to stop in England

Seven years after roll out began in England, bowel scope was still not being offered to everyone. And today, the test was removed from the roster.

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The UK Government’s spending review: Time to invest in the future of cancer care

This autumn the chancellor Rishi Sunak will set out the Government’s spending priorities. Here’s why it’s time to invest in cancer services and research.

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Dear Prime Minister: “Please don’t delay action again, we’re counting on you”

Campaigner Patrick McGuire writes to Boris Johnson about honouring his manifesto commitments in the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.

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NHS staff shortages: What’s needed to build a sustainable cancer workforce?

We’ve estimated it will cost HEE between £142 million and £260 million more than it already invests to grow the key cancer professions by 45%.

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Getting cancer services back on track during the coronavirus pandemic

Cancer services are beginning to get up and running across the country, but we’re still a long way from either restoring capacity or addressing the backlog of people waiting for tests and treatment.

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New breed of personalised cancer medicine approved in England. What does it mean for patients?

A new breed of targeted cancer drug has been approved for NHS use in England. But drugs like larotrectinib also pose unique and complex challenges for the NHS, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How coronavirus is impacting cancer services in the UK

Cancer services have been severely disrupted across the UK, from screening to treatment and care.

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General Election 2019: cancer fact checker

To help sort the hard facts from the political point-scoring during the General Election, we’ll be keeping an eye out for any claims about cancer.

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Improving cancer screening: what does the latest review recommend?

What do the latest recommendations from Sir Mike Richards mean for screening in England? We take a look.

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