Cancer

Over 250,000 people in England are diagnosed with cancer every year and around 130,000 die from the disease. Currently, about 1.8 million people are living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. Improving outcomes: A strategy for cancer sets out how we will improve outcomes for all cancer patients and achieve our specific aim of improving cancer survival rates.

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Smokers get help to quit

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A national TV and radio advertising campaign has been launched today to encourage smokers to quit. From today smokers can pick up a new and improved NHS Quit Kit from … Read more → – Smokers get help to quit

Consultation on cancer of unknown primary and community skin measures

A draft version of the cancer of unknown primary measures and the community skin cancer measures are being issued today for a three month consultation by stakeholders. The purpose of … Read more → – Consultation on cancer of unknown primary and community skin measures

Plans to improve cancer intelligence published

Plans to tackle deficiencies in cancer intelligence are set out in a new framework published today . The Cancer Intelligence Framework  sets out the actions that are being taken to … Read more → – Plans to improve cancer intelligence published

Assessment of strategy for improving cancer outcomes published

The first annual report on the strategy for improving cancer outcomes highlights the progress on implementation of the strategy and on improving cancer outcomes. Improving outcomes: a strategy for cancer … Read more → – Assessment of strategy for improving cancer outcomes published

Be Clear on Cancer – national campaign to promote earlier diagnosis of bowel cancer

The aim of this national campaign is to raise public awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer and to encourage those with persistent symptoms to present promptly. Although the great … Read more → – Be Clear on Cancer – national campaign to promote earlier diagnosis of bowel cancer

Consultation on specialist palliative care measures

The Manual for Cancer Services is an integral part of the NHS Cancer Plan and modernisation of cancer services. A draft version of the Specialist Palliative Care Measures for inclusion … Read more → – Consultation on specialist palliative care measures

National Cancer Peer Review Programme report 2010-2011

The Department has published a recent report which provides information on a national overview of the findings from the National Cancer Peer Review Programme for 2010-2011.  It focuses on compliance with … Read more → – National Cancer Peer Review Programme report 2010-2011