Category list : Cancer
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Nurses working with young cancer patients can now refer to a new resource to help answer questions about the sensitive subject of sex and relationships.
NHS providers recorded a £1.6bn deficit for the first half of the financial year and were forecasting a £2.2bn deficit by the year end, regulators reported this morning.
Unusual places to find a nurse...Subscription
Three nurses working in unusual settings reveal what makes their jobs special
Macmillan’s Evidence team has produced an animated video showing some of the ways we use research to gain a better understanding of the numbers, needs and experiences of people affected by cancer:
“Baby girl is first in the world to be treated with ‘designer immune cells’,” The Guardian reports.
“A blood test can determine whether prostate cancer patients are likely to respond to drugs,” BBC News reports.
“Ovarian cancer pill ‘effective’ at treating men with prostate cancer,” The Independent reports after a small trial found the drug olaparib slowed tumour growth in men with a certain type of prostate cancer.
NHS leaders have failed to recognise the value of nurse-led services provided in patients’ homes and must do more to develop this type of service as part of its vision for the future, a group of experts has claimed.
“Processed meat ranks alongside smoking as major cause of cancer, World Health Organisation [WHO] says,” The Daily Telegraph reports. It has been ranked as a group one carcinogen – the same ranking as cigarettes, alcohol and asbestos.
'Concerning' ethnic minority view on HPV vaccineSubscription
Around 20% of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) because they feel they do not need to have it, according to a study.