Cancer report highlights need for more research into quality of life issues @macmillancancer

We can all be heartened by the picture portrayed in Macmillan Cancer's 'Cancer: Then and Now' report published yesterday. The report is a fascinating look at how the life chances of people with cancer have changed over the last 25 years.  People on average are now twice as likely to survive at least 10 years after being diagnosed … Continue reading Cancer report highlights need for more research into quality of life issues @macmillancancer

Cancer patient experience survey results show variations in access to clinical trials and research

The results of the annual cancer patient experience survey are out today. For those of us committed to improving patient access to clinical trials and other research, this year's report is particularly interesting.  As far as I know, this is the first year that the survey asked patients whether taking part in research had been discussed … Continue reading Cancer patient experience survey results show variations in access to clinical trials and research

Rising cancer rates and the NHS reforms…plus NIHR and ‘impact’

I suspect you have seen today's news bulletins covering Macmillan Cancer Support's report predicting a significant rise in the number of people who will get cancer. To quote the opening lines of their statement today: Cancer rates are increasing at such a rate that research shows 42% of people who die in this country will … Continue reading Rising cancer rates and the NHS reforms…plus NIHR and ‘impact’