News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
The NHS has made progress in improving cancer services over recent years, but significant socio-economic and geographical variations remain, according to the National Audit Office.
NHS England has announced a surprise £60m boost to the cancer drugs fund, bringing it up to £340m for 2015-16, even as it slashes the number of drugs or indications available by 25.
Latest research: cancer
Diagnosis of brain tumours in children is improving, but the UK still lags behind other western countries. Knowledge of symptoms will allow nurses to improve early diagnosis
Breast cancer follow-ups were replaced with an education programme. Women had sufficient care and valuable clinical resources were directed to patients in greater need
Latest research: End of life care
As the majority of patients with urological cancers die in hospital, urology and continence nurses have an important role to play in the end-of-life care team
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“New skin cancer drug set for clinical trials,” The Guardian reports. In fact, two new compounds designed to treat malignant melanoma are due for trials after promising results in laboratory research.
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This article is a story that my lovely dad “Tony” wanted told about living and ultimately dying with cancer.
When you meet someone with cancer are you confident to talk to them about their condition and its effect on their life?