Our cancer outcomes have improved significantly over recent years, including our survival rates, which have never been higher. However, our work continues to make sure that everyone with cancer receives world-class care, support and treatment.

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About cancer

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

Cancer Experience of Care

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

The NHS Long Term Plan and commitments for cancer

Cally Palmer, NHS England’s National Cancer Director shares her thoughts on the NHS Long Term Plan and what it means for cancer.

Cally gives an overview of cancer screening programmes, the new 28-day faster diagnosis standard and the care and treatment options available. Cally also talks about the Targeted Lung Health Checks programme, one of the first programmes to roll out of the Long Term Plan.

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

First new life-extending NHS treatment for incurable cervical cancer in almost 15 Years

A life-extending treatment for advanced cervical cancer will be made available to hundreds of NHS patients from today. The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) is the first new addition to NHS treatment for incurable cervical cancer for 14 years. Around 400 people are expected to benefit from the treatment over the next three years after NHS […]