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  • Waiting times for suspected and diagnosed cancer patients for April 2017 and 2016/17 Annual ReportThis report presents the validated results of the monitoring of waiting times for cancer services in England and the information on the number of people who attended outpatient appointments within two weeks of an urgent referral by their GP for suspected cancer or breast symptoms and, for patients with cancer, on the numbers who started treatment within 31 and 62 days are included for each organisation. The numbers who started some types of subsequent treatments within 31 days are also given for each organisation. Numbers of patients who were not seen or treated within the specified times are also included. 14/06/2017
  • Adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy for early stage cervical cancerThis research review has led to a practice changing update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that the addition of platinum-based chemotherapy to adjuvant radiotherapy (chemoradiation) may improve survival in women with early stage cervical cancer (IA2-IIA) and risk factors for recurrence. Adjuvant chemoradiation is associated with an increased risk of severe acute toxicity, although it is not clear whether this toxicity is significant in the long term due to a lack of long-term data. The evidence is limited by the small numbers and low to moderate methodological quality of the included studies. 09/06/2017
  • 'How to manage' guidesThese interactive online guides relate to prostate cancer. They are intended to support men who have symptoms or side effects from prostate cancer, prostatitis or their treatments. Topics range from dealing with fatigue or urinary problems, to managing sex and relationships. The guides are interactive so tools and information can be tailored to the individual. 09/06/2017
  • Interactive prostate cancer guidesThe guides are intended to support men who have symptoms or side effects from prostate cancer, prostatitis or their treatments. Topics range from dealing with fatigue or urinary problems, to managing sex and relationships. The guides are interactive so tools and information can be tailored to the individual. 08/06/2017
  • Haematological cancers: Quality standard [QS150]This quality standard covers diagnostic reporting and the organisation of haematological cancer services for people of all ages (including children and young people) and managing haematological cancers in adults and young people (aged 16 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. 01/06/2017
  • Cancer registration statistics, England: 2015Cancer diagnoses and age-standardised incidence rates for all cancer sites by age, sex and region. 26/05/2017
  • Diet, nutrition, physical activity and breast cancerThis report is the science behind the recent headlines on this subject. The Key Findings show there is strong evidence that: consuming alcoholic drinks increases risk,being physically active (including vigorous physical activity) decreases risk, being overweight or obese between the ages of about 18 and 30 years decreases risk, being overweight or obese throughout adulthood increases risk, greater weight gain in adulthood increases risk, developmental factors leading to greater linear growth (marked by adult attained height) increase risk and breastfeeding decreases risk (breast cancer type unspecified) in the mother. 26/05/2017
  • Therapeutic value of clofarabine in younger and middle-aged (18-65 years) adults with newly diagnosed AMLThis research led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It found that addition of clofarabine to induction chemotherapy with idarubicin, cytarabine, and amsacrine may not increase remission or survival in adults with newly diagnosed AML 25/05/2017