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  • The final injustice: variation in end of life care in EnglandThis report provides an insight into the experience of cancer patients' final months and years. It finds that cancer patients approaching the end of their life face repeat emergency visits and the situation is worse for patients who are most socioeconomically disadvantaged. The report highlights the variation in patient experience for people dying of cancer and the need for improved access to care and support in the community 12/12/2017
  • Follow-up strategies for patients treated for non-metastatic colorectal cancerThis Cochrane Review has led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It concluded that more intensive and less intensive follow-up after curative surgery for colorectal cancer may have similar overall survival, but more intensive follow-up may increase salvage surgeries. 06/12/2017
  • Cancer workforce plan: Phase 1 delivering the cancer strategy to 2021This document sets out how HEE will ensure the NHS has enough staff with the right skills to deliver improvements for people affected by cancer over the next three years. It provides detailed data on key professions so that local Cancer Alliances, HEE and employers can agree the actions needed to help recruit, train and retain the necessary staff. 06/12/2017
  • Full team ahead: understanding the UK non-surgical cancer treatments workforce.This report investigates the current and future needs, capacity, and skills of the non-surgical oncology workforce to provide optimal treatment to the UK population. 06/12/2017
  • NHS Screening Programmes in England 2016 - 2017This annual report details the progress and activities of the NHS population screening programmes in England. Following this report, Public Health England is calling on all men and women, aged over 60, to get screened for bowel cancer. The figures show over 40% are not getting tested, with embarrassment over providing a stool sample one of the reasons, among men in particular, that is putting thousands unnecessarily at risk of dying. 29/11/2017
  • Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1based immunotherapy against epithelial tumorsThis piece of research is behind the headline: Gut bacteria "boost" cancer therapy. This early-stage study gives us some insights into factors that might influence people's responses to a specific type of cancer treatment (immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies). The findings are of interest, but don't have any immediate implications for cancer treatment. This early-stage study gives us some insights into factors that might influence people's responses to a specific type of cancer treatment (immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies).The findings are of interest, but don't have any immediate implications for cancer treatment. 17/11/2017
  • Clinical Commissioning Policy: Hypofractionated external beam radiotherapy in the treatment of localised prostate cancer (adults)This document sets out NHS England's criteria for commissioning hypofractionated external beam radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer. 10/11/2017
  • PHE Cancer Board Plan 2017 - 2021 A plan for PHE staffThis report, aligned with the Five Year Forward View and the Independent Cancer Taskforce Report, details Public Health England's approach to co-ordinating cancer work for the next 5 years. 17/10/2017