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Cancer Nursing

News and practice for cancer nurse specialists

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'Considerable scope' remains to improve NHS cancer care, says NAO


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.

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Options cut from cancer drugs fund list, despite surprise £60m boost


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.

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How to identify signs of brain tumours in children

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children Subscription Required

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

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery Subscription Required

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

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Rise in TB cases has been a painful lesson


In healthcare nothing stands still or stays the same.

New skin cancer drugs show promise in lab tests

New skin cancer drugs show promise in lab tests

“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.

Excellence in Oncology Nursing


The Excellence in Oncology Nursing videos by Novartis Oncology highlight how nurses can improve patient experience and outcomes.

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