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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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Electronic cancer decision support tool initiative planned for 2013

Plans to pilot an electronic cancer decision support tool to help GPs detect cancer earlier have been sent out in a letter to trust chief executives. Cancer networks are now recruiting general practices to take part and are working with … Read more → – Electronic cancer decision support tool initiative planned for 2013

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Eight thousand patients to benefit from advanced cancer treatment

Almost 8,000 more cancer patients a year could benefit from the rollout of an advanced radiotherapy technique with fewer side effects thanks to a £15 million investment announced by the Prime Minister and Health Secretary. The Cancer Radiotherapy Innovation Fund … Read more → – Eight thousand patients to benefit from advanced cancer treatment

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Nearly one in three cancers in older people are diagnosed as emergency admission to hospital

Almost a third (31 per cent) of cancers in the over 70s – around 38,300 a year in England – are diagnosed through emergency admission to hospital, according to new research by the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN), published 21 … Read more → – Nearly one in three cancers in older people are diagnosed as emergency admission to hospital

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Online learning: early diagnosis of cancer

The Department of Health has recently funded BMJ Learning to deliver online education tools and training resources for GPs to promote the benefits of earlier diagnosis and support the 2012/13 national awareness campaign. This first module will help GPs to … Read more → – Online learning: early diagnosis of cancer

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