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Cancer Resource Centre

Cancer Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Cancer Resource Centre aims to provide you with up-to-the minute news and research on the latest developments in cancer care to aid with better communication with patients, identification of risk factors and raising overall awareness of key topics and issues.

Cancer care has taken centre stage with the Department of Health’s document Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer launched in January 2011. It says that almost one in four cancers are detected only when a patient is admitted to hospital as an emergency and that our survival rates for cervical, colorectal and breast cancer are among the worst in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

It is therefore crucial for primary care nurses to have broad knowledge and understanding of cancer in order to help with prevention and early diagnosis.

Macmillan nurse consultant Sarah Bache is the expert blogger for the Nursing in Practice cancer resource section. Sarah has been a qualified nurse since 1995 and is currently a Macmillan Nurse ... more

Latest cancer news

05.05.17: Social smokers are in the same danger as current smokers for cardiovascular problems, a new study has revealed.
27.04.17: The number of specialist palliative nurses in UK children's hospices is decreasing and diminishing the level of care given to terminally ill children at the end of their lives.
17.03.17: A recent systematic review found brief interventions delivered by nurses to be the most effective at reducing alcohol consumption when compared with other provider groups.
02.03.17: The Government has been criticised for failings in palliative care after findings published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care revealed widespread inadequacies.
27.02.17: Nurses diagnosed with cancer are being given financial support and advice from Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

Latest cancer clinical articles

Friday 17 March 2017
A recent systematic review found brief interventions delivered by nurses to be the most effective at reducing alcohol consumption when compared with other provider groups.
Monday 20 February 2017
Working collaboratively with other local teams ensures joined-up care for patients with long-term conditions.
Friday 1 May 2015
Beating Bowel Cancer has launched its interactive online community toprovide local peer-to-peer support to bowel cancer patients and their families
Wednesday 29 April 2015
For those recovering from bowel cancer, physical activity is linked to better survival and reduces the risk of cancer returning, as well as cancer-related fatigue, depression and anxiety
Wednesday 29 April 2015
Some cancer patients are up to 68% more likely to survive five years after diagnosis in certain areas of England than others, new figures show

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