Cancer breakthroughs are bringing more good news to people every day

The Express & Star is working with Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity, to help raise funds for its fight against the disease – and to share and celebrate good news stories happening right now for patients and survivors across the country.

Paul, celebrating 10 years since his diagnosis, with Emma and their son Freddie
Paul, celebrating 10 years since his diagnosis, with Emma and their son Freddie

Receiving good news can make such a huge difference to us all – but especially to those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Good news might be receiving normal test results, the moment your hair grows back for the first time after chemo or the day you wake up and watch the sun rise on the anniversary of beating the disease.

Or perhaps you’ve just caught up with an old friend for coffee, shared a joke with a loved one or welcomed a new life into your family.

Cancer Research UK

Thanks to research more people across the country going through cancer are receiving more good news and positive outcomes, with more people surviving than ever before.

Cancer Research UK – which receives no funding from the UK government for its research – continues to make progress all the time, through clinical trials and research studies, which help in the discovery and development of new drugs and better treatments.

Over 10 years since she was diagnosed, Leah, 13, is preparing to be a bridesmaid at her parent’s wedding in June

Over the last 40 years, the charity has helped to double cancer survival in the UK.

But there is still so much more to be done. One in two people still don’t survive cancer and don’t hear the positive news they want – the disease continues to destroy lives.

Cancer Research UK have helped to double cancer survival in the UK over the last 40 years

That’s why we’re asking our big-hearted readers to get involved and donate, so that Cancer Research UK can continue vital life-saving research and bring more good news to people across the country.

It’s the charity’s ambition to accelerate the progress so that by 2034, three in four people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years, and it needs your support to help achieve this.

Donate to help more people survive at

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