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Sat 15 Aug 2015
The ninth annual Stan Bowley Trust Ball will be held at Alton Towers on Sunday 14th November 2015. The theme this year is Black & Gold with a hint of the 1920's. There are a few tickets left costing £65 per person, which includes a welcome drink, a three course meal and lots of fun, games and entertainment. Hotel rooms can be booked direct through Alton Towers at a discounted rate. This really is a night out to remember. A reminder to all those who have paid deposits that the final...
Wed 4 Feb 2015
Top doctor Nick Van As warns that “NHS England said they would get rid of the postcode lottery – now no one gets funded” Hundreds of cancer patients are being denied vital treatment under the Coalition’s NHS shake-up, two of the country’s leading cancer specialists warn today. The doctors have taken the rare step of publicly denouncing the “unmitigated failure” of health care funding under NHS England which was established in April to improve outcomes for patients. But Nick Van As,...
Wed 4 Feb 2015
Cancer patients are facing a postcode lottery of care within the NHS, with patients in some areas four times less likely to get an early diagnosis, it has been reported. A report by MPs condemned the findings as a “national disgrace” and suggested doctors should get financial incentives to ensure they diagnose patients within the national target of two weeks, the Daily Telegraph said. The report by the all-party parliamentary group on cancer highlighted the disparity in treatment and how...
Wed 4 Feb 2015
The number of patients who survive cancer has rocketed by a third in Manchester over 15 years – the biggest increase in the country. New figures show that eight out of the top 10 areas with the most improved cancer survival rates nationwide are in Greater Manchester. Back in 1996, cancer patients had around a 50-50 chance of surviving. But 15 years on the odds are stacked in their favour, with two thirds of patients surviving a cancer diagnosis. Central Manchester has seen the...
Wed 4 Feb 2015
The number of people being diagnosed with cancer in the world each year has leaped to more than 14 million, the World Health Organization says. The data for 2012 shows a marked rise on the 12.7 million cases in 2008. In that time the number of deaths has also increased, from 7.6 million to 8.2 million. The rising burden of cancer is being driven by a rapid shift in lifestyles in the developing world to more closely reflect industrialised countries. Rising rates of smoking and...
Wed 4 Feb 2015
New figures released today show that the death rate from cancer in the eastern region has fallen by almost a quarter since 1990. Experts have credited greater levels of research for the drop, with improved knowledge on preventing the disease, better surgical techniques, increasingly targeted radiotherapy, and more effective drugs all boosting patient outcome. Statistics from Cancer Research UK – which has a base on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus – reveal that in 1990, 220 in every 100,...
Wed 4 Feb 2015
Mark Drakeford examining case for SIRT radiotherapy treatment to be made available in Wales under Commissioning for Evaluation mechanism. A revolutionary treatment, which could extend the lives of those suffering liver cancer, could become available on the Welsh NHS for the first time after the Health Minister said he was considering following England in trialling the treatment. In an answer to a written question, Mark Drakeford confirmed he was considering whether Selective Internal...
Wed 4 Feb 2015
NHS England said cancer diagnoses need to be made in earlier stages of the disease. The number of people with cancer in London is expected to double by 2030, according to NHS England. The organisation predicted 400,000 Londoners will be living with cancer by that point, which it said presented a “huge challenge”. A cancer strategy for London, aimed at increasing early diagnosis and reducing waiting times, has been released. NHS England’s Dr Anne Rainsberry said the capital’s cancer services...
Wed 4 Feb 2015
The lack of availability of advanced stereotactic radiotherapy has shocked Tessa Munt, the Liberal Democrat on Mirror Online’s politics panel I read a shocking statistic over the Christmas holiday: one single hospital in France treats more patients with advanced stereotactic radiotherapy than all the hospitals in England combined. All our European neighbours routinely use advanced stereotactic methods to deliver radiotherapy and treat cancers. So it’s no surprise to find nearly all our...
Wed 4 Feb 2015
The mother of a terminally ill cancer patient has accused her employer of ‘insensitivity’ after claiming she felt under pressure to return to work. Michelle Campbell, 45, is caring for her daughter, Nadejah Williams, 23, who has a rare form of colon cancer and has just weeks to live. Ms Campbell, a nurse, says she is also signed off work with depression but that University College London Hospital, in Euston, has contacted her to suggest she attend a meeting. Ms Campbell, of Stoke Newington,...

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