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Artificial intelligence labs, immigration and NHS funding: what do the latest Government announcements mean for cancer?

Category: Science blog August 13, 2019 0 comments

The new Government have made several announcements about science and the NHS, including a new Artificial Intelligence lab. But what does it mean for cancer?

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Opinion: ‘Building an NHS workforce for the future must be Boris Johnson’s top health priority’

Category: Science blog July 31, 2019 2 comments

With a new Prime Minister in office, the Government’s commitments to supporting the NHS and building on the strength of science in the UK must become reality.

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The first complete picture of how long it takes to diagnose cancer in England

Category: Science blog June 30, 2019 4 comments

Researchers have gathered the most complete picture of how long people wait for a cancer diagnosis in England. And there’s huge variation between referrals.

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NHS to ‘fast track’ new personalised cancer medicines – but it’s not ready quite yet

Category: Science blog June 19, 2019 0 comments

NHS England announced plans to fast track “revolutionary” new cancer drugs. But there’s still some way to go before these drugs might reach patients.

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Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

Category: Science blog May 9, 2019 12 comments

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan, before a biopsy. That’s the new recommendation, but is the NHS ready?

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Linking cancer drug prices to treatment success could speed up approvals. But what do patients consider success?

Category: Science blog February 21, 2019 15 comments

With NHS budgets stretched, it’s critical that cancer drugs offer value for money. We’ve teamed up with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to investigate a different approach to drug pricing.

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NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 7, 2019 5 comments

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

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6 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2018

Category: Science blog December 18, 2018 4 comments

We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister’s commitment to early diagnosis.

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The Prime Minister committed to diagnosing cancers earlier – so how many staff does the NHS need to get there?

Category: Science blog November 12, 2018 8 comments

Our new report estimates the number of cancer staff the NHS will need in the future so that people with cancer receive the best possible care.

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‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy approved in England. But is the NHS ready?

Category: Science blog October 5, 2018 6 comments

With two complex CAR T immunotherapies now approved on the NHS in England, we look at how the health service has had to react to these exciting new treatments.

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