Over 330,000 Brits diagnosed with cancer each year

Just under a third of a million people are diagnosed with cancer ever year, figures from Cancer Research UK have shown. More than 330,000 found out they had some form of the disease in 2011, the health charity said.

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Charity: Research 'the only way' to beat cancer

A cancer scientist has called for more research into cancer after figures showed a rise in the number of people diagnosed with the disease.

Cancer Research UK's chief executive Dr Harpal Kumar said:

These figures reinforce the vital need for more research to better prevent, treat and cure cancer.

As the population ages, more people than ever before will be told: 'you have cancer'.

Research is the only way we'll be able to reduce the devastating impact of the disease.

One day we will beat cancer. The more research we do, the sooner that day will come.

– chief executive of Cancer Research UK Dr Harpal Kumar

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