A new report just published by Macmillan Cancer Support sheds new light on the large numbers of people living long-term with cancer but evidence has also come to light that the public may be being misled about our progress in beating cancer and that progress is almost certainly not as good as that implied by the much touted cancer survival statistics.
This is an open letter from me to World Leaders about cancer. If we truly want to beat cancer sooner, we need to cooperate across the world to use our money, knowledge and skills more wisely - for public benefit, not for profit.
The current system for developing cancer drugs depends mostly on private investment from pharmaceutical companies and, as investors demand good returns on their investment, it's no surprise that what we've ended up with is very profitable drugs rather than very effective ones.
At 34 years of age, I'm the eldest of the four kids he left behind and should feel privileged that I had him for the longest of all of us. But two weeks after his death and a week after his funeral, I am struggling to feel positive about anything at all.
The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer has almost halved in the last three decades, figures show. Between
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Nearly 40% of people who fear they might have cancer delay visiting a doctor because they are worried about what they will