Cancer Research UK’s CEO, Michelle Mitchell OBE sits down with ITN Business to discuss the strides made in cancer research and care over the last decade.

Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. This pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.

As part of our Shaping the Future of Cancer Care programme, Michelle explains that while there has been enormous progress for some cancers, such as cervical and breast cancer, others continue to face major challenges.

While addressing NHS wait times must remain a top priority for the UK government, further efforts are desperately needed towards cancer prevention — for example, through supporting people giving up smoking, by ensuring people get tests and treatments quicker, and through investment in research, so that we can continue making the breakthroughs we’ve seen over the past few decades.

Watch the interview to learn more, and explore more inspiring talks and partner films on our Shaping the Future of Cancer Care programme page.

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