Cancer

More than one in three of us will get cancer in our lifetimes. Better prevention, earlier diagnosis and innovative new treatments mean we have a realistic opportunity to make major improvements in survival.

About cancer

Find out what we are doing to improve cancer services in England.

Earlier diagnosis

Earlier diagnosis makes it more likely that patients will receive treatments that can cure cancer. It saves lives.

Patient experience

We are improving patient experience and putting it on an equal footing with other clinical outcomes.

Investing in radiotherapy to fight cancer

Watch this short video which shows how we are investing in radiotherapy to fight cancer.

Funded by NHS England, University College London Hospitals are one of the first hospitals to receive a new LINAC radiotherapy machine.

In this video, patient Chris Duggan talks about the treatment he is experiencing, and Dr. Yen-Ching Chang describes how this new equipment works.

News and blogs

Game changers in breast cancer treatment

To mark World Health Day and the 70th anniversary year of the NHS, a Professor at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and Honorary Consultant at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, looks at key medical advancements that have significantly changed NHS care for breast cancer patients and helped double survival rates:  Unlike leukaemia, real […]