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  • Bowel cancer deaths drop by a third in 20 yearsAccording to new figures, bowel cancer was responsible for 38 deaths/100,000 people in 1995, falling to 26 deaths/100,000 people by 2015, which equates to decrease from 17,600 in 1995 to 15,800 in 2015. Experts believe better treatment lies behind the dramatic drop in deaths. 18/08/2017
  • Antiemetics: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline UpdateImportant developments that are addressed by the current update include the antiemetic efficacy of olanzapine; evidence to expand the use of NK1 receptor antagonists; and increasing interest in cannabinoids. 02/08/2017
  • Cervical screening: coverage and dataThese resources are intended to support local GPs, CCGs, local authorities and others to plan and evaluate initiatives around screening coverage. 02/08/2017
  • Early breast cancer (preventing recurrence and improving survival): adjuvant bisphosphonatesThis evidence summary discusses meta-analysis which found that, at 10 years compared with control, adjuvant bisphosphonates (plus standard treatments) produced small, borderline statistically significant reductions in distant recurrence, bone recurrence and breast cancer mortality. 26/07/2017
  • National cancer patient experience survey 2016This survey asked people with cancer across England for their views on their care, with 72,788 responding. Patients reported improvements over the past year on being seen as soon as they thought necessary for hospital cancer appointments, cancer tests, and cancer treatment. The survey also shows people reported more positively on areas including: involvement in decisions about care and treatment, feeling they were given enough information and being treated with dignity and respect 26/07/2017
  • The word: How we react to cancer todayIn this report, Macmillan Cancer Support wants the 2.5m people who are living with cancer and those who will receive a diagnosis in the future, to understand that with the right information and the right support from the point of diagnosis, “life with cancer, can still be life.” 21/07/2017
  • Rolapitant: a new option for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomitingThis is a new NK1 antagonist licensed as part of combination regimen for prevention of delayed nausea/vomiting due to highly/moderately emetogenic chemotherapy. It is given as single 180mg dose (2 tablets) within 2 hours of start of each chemotherapy cycle 21/07/2017
  • Adjuvant Capecitabine for Breast Cancer after Preoperative ChemotherapyThis research article has led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that capecitabine adjuvant therapy may improve survival in women with HER2-negative residual invasive breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy 19/07/2017