Think Cancer Debate

Have your say on the future of research relevant to living with and beyond cancer

More and more people are living with the consequences of cancer and its treatment – what we have termed living with and beyond cancer. But there’s not enough research relevant to living with and beyond cancer. The National Cancer Research Institute is working on a project to change this. We have opened a new survey for patients, the people who look after or have looked after them, and the professionals who work with them, to identify the most important questions that research should address – this is the second survey in our project. Tell us which of these research questions...
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The Faecal Occult Blood Testing Controversy

“Professor Willie Hamilton was involved in drawing up the NICE cancer guidelines which have caused controversy around the use of faecal occult blood testing in the pathway. Both sides of this debate can be read on pages 16 and 17 of the latest copy of the Digest.”  Richard Stevens Here are his views: The NICE 2015 guidance was considerably different from the 2005 guidance. Firstly, it used only primary care evidence – as the clinical problem of whom to select for investigation is very much a primary care problem. Secondly it was restructured around symptoms, not cancer sites, on the...
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