Posts Tagged ‘Oncology’

Oncology: Study suggests most female childhood cancer survivors have good chance of becoming pregnant

For women who have survived childhood cancer, the impact of modern chemotherapy regimens on the likelihood of becoming pregnant is generally small, and mos...

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 £...

Oncology: Local variations in care in lung cancer treatment persist

A substantial number of patients are needlessly dying of lung cancer as a result of local variation in care. The National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) shows...

Oncology: Tackle low survival rates in brain, stomach, lung, oesophageal, and pancreatic cancers

Remarkable improvements in cancer survival mean that half of all people diagnosed with cancer today (2010–11) in England and Wales are expected to surviv...

Oncology: UK tops global league table for gullet cancer in men

The UK tops the international league table for a type of gullet cancer, known as adenocarcinoma, in men, reveals an estimate of the total number of new cas...

Breast cancer: NHS to offer preventative medicines

Thousands of women across Britain with a family history of breast cancer are to be offered drugs on the NHS to help prevent the disease. The National I...

“Improve coordination of acute cancer care”

Emergency admissions for patients with cancer remain problematic despite the development of acute oncology, a report warns. Patients and their carers ofte...

Skin cancer drug Zelboraf gets NHS go-ahead

A drug that has a dramatic impact on advanced skin cancer, described as melting tumours away within weeks, has been given draft approval for use in the NHS...

New treatment for prostate cancer not endorsed

NICE has published final guidance in which it recommends against the routine use of cabazitaxel (Jevtana, Sanofi) in combination with prednisone or prednis...

NICE publishes new ovarian cancer quality standard

NICE has published a new quality standard for ovarian cancer, which states that an integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of the disease is fu...

Oncology: pale people may need vitamin D supplements due to low sun exposure

Fair-skinned people who burn quickly in the sun may need to take supplements to ensure they get the right amount of vitamin D, new research finds. Cancer ...