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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 1 comment

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 0 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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‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

Category: Science blog October 23, 2018 28 comments

The world’s largest tobacco company has launched a campaign to encourage people in the UK to quit smoking tobacco. But if they really wanted to make that happen, they’d stop making cigarettes, says our senior policy manager.

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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 11 comments

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee. Here’s what happens next.

Category: Science blog July 18, 2018 55 comments

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.

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Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

Category: Science blog June 26, 2018 4 comments

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

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Sharon Hodgson MP: NHS cancer staff shortages should be ‘top government priority’

Category: Science blog February 9, 2018 Comments are closed

We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.

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Steve Brine MP: Government’s ambition is ‘best cancer outcomes in the world’

Category: Science blog February 8, 2018 Comments are closed

We asked Steve Brine, Conservative MP and the Minister for Public Health, how the Government plans to tackle cancer.

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Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Category: Science blog January 15, 2018 1 comment

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

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Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Category: Science blog December 21, 2017 1 comment

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

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