Cancer

Survival rates continue to improve, but there is still too much variation in outcomes across the country. We are determined to tackle premature mortality and respond to the challenge of helping more people live well beyond cancer.

Young cancer patient

Responses from cancer survivors survey on quality of life after diagnosis and treatment published

A report summarising text responses from cancer survivors on how they feel about their quality of life following diagnosis and treatment has been published. The report is aimed at commissioners, … Read more → – Responses from cancer survivors survey on quality of life after diagnosis and treatment published

Cancer services coming of age report published

The cancer services coming of age report summarises a series of pilots that tested whether appropriate assessment of older cancer patients would result in improved access to appropriate cancer treatment, … Read more → – Cancer services coming of age report published

Implementing the Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset Information Standard

Mike Richards, the National Cancer Director, has written to update NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts providing cancer services on implementation activities for the Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset, and … Read more → – Implementing the Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset Information Standard

England to be ‘among best in Europe at tackling cancer’ pledges Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt meets a patient at St Thomas’s Hospital

The second annual report on ‘Improving outcomes: a strategy for cancer‘*, published today, shows cancer survival rates are improving. Get a flavour of the findings in this infographic. Speaking today … Read more → – England to be ‘among best in Europe at tackling cancer’ pledges Jeremy Hunt

Cancer survivors give their views in pilot survey

The first pilot survey of cancer survivors ‘The Quality of Life of Cancer Survivors in England’ is published alongside the second annual report on improving cancer outcomes. As well as … Read more → – Cancer survivors give their views in pilot survey

Infographic: Improving cancer care

See how cancer rates have been changing:

Looking ahead to the Be Clear on Cancer campaigns for 2013

The department is running regional and local pilot Be Clear on Cancer campaigns in January 2013 to improve public awareness of cancer symptoms. The campaign is set to encourage those … Read more → – Looking ahead to the Be Clear on Cancer campaigns for 2013