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

NHS England action to save lives by catching more cancers early

NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, will today announce the scaling up of an innovative scheme that catches lung cancer early by scanning patients, along with new details of a more sensitive bowel cancer test that could save thousands of lives. Speaking at the Economist War on Cancer event in London, he will highlight the […]