Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK


Cancer Research UK pioneers life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

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(1/2) COVID-19 presents the biggest risk to research we’ve ever faced. Without swift action from Government, charity-funded research faces a funding free fall that will delay progress in discovering new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.

“She combined academic rigour with a down-to-earth and empathetic approach, and her contribution to where we are today cannot be overstated.” Read our tribute to Professor Anne Charlton, who died in April at the age of 84, on our blog:

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Our director of information, Sarah Hiom, appeared on #BBCPanorama  to explain the devastating consequences of delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus. Watch the full episode below.

#Cycle300 is back this September! Cycle indoors, outdoors, solo or as a team – whatever suits you best! Every mile you complete will help us fund more life-saving research:

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#InTheNews today: around a quarter of GPs have said urgent referrals for suspected cancer are inappropriately being turned down by hospitals more often than before the pandemic. 1/4

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In some areas, cancer referrals dropped by 75% at the peak of the pandemic. And while this is mainly because people weren’t coming forward with symptoms, the latest survey also shows that referrals were being rejected. 2/4

If you need to get in touch with your GP, your local surgery is ready to help you safely – by phone, or video link, and can arrange tests if needed. Hospitals are now putting in secure systems to ensure that patients are followed up appropriately. 3/4

The Government also needs to work with the NHS, to ensure there's capacity for people to get the tests they need. Join the #SafeSpaces4CancerServices  campaign and demand governments across the UK get cancer services fully back up and running safely: 4/4

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Recognise this inked arm? Just @zaynmalik  sporting a #UnityBand  for World Cancer Day! ? Nice one, Zayn!

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(2/2) … as after smoking, obesity is the second biggest cause. It is our duty to inform people about this and lobby the government on policies which will help us all to keep a healthy weight. For more info, head to our website:

Today #WeWillUnite  to protect the next generation from cancer.

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Why are we comparing obesity to smoking in our latest adverts? Because obesity is a cause of cancer too and we need the government to take action right now, to protect future generations. Learn more about the impact of ending junk food advertising to kids:

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer. Unite with us today and help us beat cancer for good #WeWillUnite 

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Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking. We're encouraging the government to make changes that will make healthy eating choices easier for everyone. What would make being healthier easier for you and your family?

Watch this video and let us know - do you think it’s important to end junk food advertising to kids?

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