Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

Oncology: Evidence continues to build on Aspirin preventing and treating cancer

A collection of three papers (two published in The Lancet and one in The Lancet Oncology) add to the growing evidence base suggesting that daily aspirin ca...

Longer cancer referral times for some groups

Cancer patients who are young, female or from an ethnic minority face a longer wait to be diagnosed and referred to a cancer specialist, researchers say. ...

Tackling late presentation in bowel cancer

It’s not the easiest of subjects, but we need to talk about the early detection of bowel cancer. The annual report from the National Bowel Cancer Audit,...

Cancer audit says make time for emergencies

Many more bowel cancer patient lives could be saved if the NHS made more consultant time available for emergencies, say the presidents of the Royal College...

Money woes hit cancer patients, says charity

Financial problems affect more than two-thirds of cancer patients, with some going without food because money is so tight, a charity has claimed. A YouGov...

Andrew Lansley makes U-turn on cancer networks

Andrew Lansley has been forced to ditch a controversial plan that would have put the NHS at risk of losing the services of teams of cancer experts who help...

Time to get radiotherapy into the thick of it

On Tuesday I went to a briefing by Cancer Research UK, in the House of Commons, about radiotherapy services, and I was struck by three things. Firstly: M...

One year on we’re fundraising for cancer research

My father died a year ago today of bowel cancer. Watching him deteriorate was a pretty awful experience. Although he was over eighty, prior to the diagno...

Early testing placed at heart of new cancer drive

Ministers in England are setting out their plans to improve cancer care in a bid to bring survival rates up to European averages. The Cancer Strategy focu...

Government announces £600m cancer drug fund

Patients in England will benefit from a £600m fund to improve access to cancer drugs over the next three years, the government has confirmed. The move is...

UK cancer fund not a victory for patients

The lead editorial in this week’s Lancet criticises the government’s announcement of an emergency cancer fund, saying that is not the victory for patie...