Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

‘Monumental U-turn’ by NHS in England on expensive breast cancer drug

A pioneering and life-extending drug repeatedly deemed too expensive will now be offered on the NHS in England. It is the result of a confidential deal ...

Mounting crisis in clinical oncology workforce with too many consultant posts vacant

The oncology workforce is under strain and a census has revealed an urgent need to address longstanding issues in workforce planning. The Royal College ...

New cancer target: people with suspected cancer to be diagnosed within 28 days

The government has pledged that, from 2020, people with suspected cancer will be diagnosed within 28 days of being referred by a GP. The Cancer Taskforc...

E-cigarettes have the potential to help smokers quit smoking, independent review says

E-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking. This is the conclusion of an ind...

Saying that something should happen in the NHS is not the same as making it happen

Earlier this week, the new NICE guidelines on investigating patients with possible cancers made the headlines. There was much talk of speeding up investiga...

New NICE cancer strategy “could save thousands” of lives if GPs adhere

About 5,000 lives could be saved each year in England if GPs follow new guidelines on cancer diagnosis, the health watchdog NICE says. Its experts say t...

Will cancer diagnostic tech in GP practices help?

A Labour government would invest £150m a year in cancer diagnostic infrastructure in GP practices, the party's leader Ed Miliband announced. The new fundi...

Junior doctor with cancer raises funds for research

A junior doctor who works at St Helier Hospital has raised more than £24,000 (and counting) for Cancer Research – just weeks after he was diagnosed with...

NHS England shakes up Cancer Drugs Fund

Twenty-five cancer treatments will no longer be supported by the Cancer Drugs Fund, say NHS England. This is despite the fund's budget being grown from £...

Colchester: cancer errors ‘incompetence not bullying’

Inaccuracies in a hospital's cancer waiting times figures were caused by managerial incompetence rather than bullying of staff, investigators found. An ...

College response to one week cancer test plan

Royal colleges have the welcomed the Labour leader's recent commitment to improving cancer diagnosis waiting times but have suggested that significant extr...