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The new cancer drugs fund (CDF) will open for new treatments today (Friday), with four new cancer drugs made immediately available, potentially benefiting 4,500 patients and speeding up access by up to four months. Since its introduction in April 2011, the CDF has helped nearly 100,000 people with cancer access treatments not routinely available on […]
The NHS in England will today (Thursday) set out its plans to deliver world class cancer services, which includes a fund to find new ways of speeding up diagnosis with the potential to save thousands more lives every year. The National Cancer Transformation Board, led by Cally Palmer, National Cancer Director for England, will today publish […]
An innovative programme to improve the care and experience of patients with incurable cancer is being rolled out across the country. ‘Enhanced Supportive Care’ was developed by specialists at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, and will now be used by at least 21 more cancer centres across England, supported by incentives from NHS England. The […]
Hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups have opportunities to improve cancer patients experience of care by looking at the variation highlighted by a national survey published by NHS England. Local level data from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2015, will be used as a key tool to ensure better care for people with cancer, […]
An NHS Challenge Prize winning lung cancer service is already making an even bigger difference to patients, and helping doctors all over England develop the same innovative techniques. Patients at Barnet Hospital are now able to have small lung tumours diagnosed and cells destroyed in a single hospital visit without surgery, after Royal Free Hospitals […]
Tens of thousands of patients requiring chemotherapy could receive treatment closer to home under new plans set out by the health service today. Substantial savings are also expected to be reinvested in patient care over the next few years thanks to an NHS England programme led by specialist pharmacists to reduce variation in drug doses. […]
The NHS in England will today (Thursday) set out its plans to deliver world class cancer services, which includes a fund to find new ways of speeding up diagnosis with the potential to save thousands more lives every year. The National Cancer Transformation Board, led by Cally Palmer, National Cancer Director for England, will today […]
Patients first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer will now get immediate access to a drug which studies have shown can extend their life by more than a year compared to current options, NHS England has announced. Following a review of evidence from two trials published late last year, specialists will now be able to prescribe […]
“We want to have the best cancer care. Anywhere.” Those were the words of new National Cancer Director Cally Palmer CBE as she addressed attendees to the Britain Against Cancer conference hosted yesterday in London by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC). The annual event, which featured a keynote speech by Secretary of State […]
A 12-week consultation on draft proposals outlining a new Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) has been launched. The aim of the new CDF is to help patients receive new treatments with genuine promise, while real world evidence is collected for up to two years on how well they work in practice. This will then help determine […]