Tagged: cancer

Unavailability of intravesical BCG for treatment of bladder cancer

A letter from Professor Sir Mike Richards, National Clinical Director for Cancer, provides information and sources of further guidance relating to the current shortage of products used in the treatment … Read more → – Unavailability of intravesical BCG for treatment of bladder cancer

Evaluation published of the 2010/11 local pilot cancer symptom awareness campaigns

This evaluation report presents the initial results of the local pilot cancer symptom awareness campaigns run in 2010/11 to promote early diagnosis of breast, bowel and lung cancers, and provides … Read more → – Evaluation published of the 2010/11 local pilot cancer symptom awareness campaigns

Consultation on revised haematology measures for the Manual of Cancer Services

A draft version of the revised haematology measures for inclusion in the Manual for Cancer Services is being issued today for a three month consultation period ending 7 September 2012. … Read more → – Consultation on revised haematology measures for the Manual of Cancer Services

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

The campaign is to raise public awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer and encourage people with persistent symptoms to go to see their GP. It will target people over … Read more → – Be Clear on Cancer – national campaign to promote earlier diagnosis of lung cancer

The impact of age on oncology decision making

Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer stated that there is evidence that older people do not always receive the same standard of cancer treatment as younger patients. Sometimes healthcare professionals … Read more → – The impact of age on oncology decision making

Report highlights benefits of genomic innovation

A new report on genomic technology highlights the UK’s achievements in genetics research to date and makes recommendations to government to ensure future benefit of genomic innovation for the NHS … Read more → – Report highlights benefits of genomic innovation

Waiting times for suspected and diagnosed cancer patients: quarter ending September 2011

The latest quarterly national statistics on NHS cancer waiting times produced by the Department of Health were released on 25 November 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK … Read more → – Waiting times for suspected and diagnosed cancer patients: quarter ending September 2011