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Opinion: ‘Widening health inequalities in England should be a wake-up call for the Government’

Life expectancy has failed to increase for a decade across England for the first time in 100 years. And cuts to stop smoking services are part of the problem.

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Government says England will be smokefree by 2030. But how will it get there?

The Government proposes some new and old ways to prevent disease.

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Lung cancer deaths in women are increasing globally. It’s a hidden but preventable epidemic

With more women dying from lung cancer than ever before, we need to better understand the links between gender and health.

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

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

The world’s largest tobacco company launched a campaign to encourage people to quit smoking. But if they wanted that to happen, they’d stop making cigarettes.

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

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

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’

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

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Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

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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England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Progress has been made against England’s cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

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