Improving cancer outcomes

GPs refer 80 percent of suspected cancers after two visits

More than 80 percent of patients suspected of having cancer are referred by their GP in the first two consultations, with more than half sent to see a specialist at the first appointment, according to new research published in the … Read more → – GPs refer 80 percent of suspected cancers after two visits

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New e-learning modules to help GPs diagnose rarer cancers in children

The Department of Health is funding BMJ Learning, with help and contributions from various charities, to deliver a set of online education tools and training resources for GPs. These tools and resources reinforce key messages of the National Awareness and … Read more → – New e-learning modules to help GPs diagnose rarer cancers in children

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New bowel cancer test gets green light with the public

Almost everyone (98 percent) who had the new bowel cancer test – soon to become part of the national screening programme – said they were glad to have gone through the experience, according to a study published in the Journal … Read more → – New bowel cancer test gets green light with the public

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Cancer survival rates are ‘improving’

The second annual report on Improving outcomes: a strategy for cancer, shows cancer survival rates are improving. Read the report The first pilot survey of cancer survivors also has been published alongside this report. Download the survey

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Thyroid cancer cases double in 20 years

The number of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer in England has doubled since the early 1990s, according to a new data briefing published by the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). Between 1990 and 1994, around 900 people (1.7 per 100,000 … Read more → – Thyroid cancer cases double in 20 years

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