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Death anxiety interventions in patients with advanced cancer August 2017 Death anxiety is a common issue in adult patients with advanced cancer and can have a large impact on quality of life and end-of-life care. Interventions are available to assist but are scarcely... Read More →
Vasectomy Not Associated With Prostate Cancer July 2017 The authors of this meta-analysis evaluated the association between vasectomy and the risk of prostate cancer in 53 studies including almost 15 million men. There was a weak association found... Read More →
Association Between Patient Age and Lymph Node Positivity in Thin Melanoma July 2017 Study team sought to determine whether there was an association between patient age and lymph node positivity in melanomas that were 0.5-1mm, a group of patients where sentinel lymph node... Read More →
Biologic differences between peripheral and transition zone prostate cancer June 2017 Prostate cancer arises in the transition zone (TZ) in approximately 20–25% of cases. Modern biopsy and surveillance protocols, and advances in prostate cancer imaging, have renewed interest in TZ... Read More →
Predicting Who’s at Risk for Biochemical Relapse in Prostate Cancer June 2017 The development and clinical implementation of prostate cancer biomarkers to guide disease management for men with localized disease remains a challenge, especially in view of the known high rates... Read More →
An Easy Guide to Breast Screening June 2017 A leaflet has been produced by and for women with learning difficulties

An easy guide to breast screening is available to download in PDF format. Read More →
Scientific opinion paper looks at origins of ovarian cancer to help reduce risk of the disease May 2017 National guidelines on removal of the fallopian tubes, at the time of gynaecological or abdominal surgery, for women who have completed their families, should be considered to reduce the incidence... Read More →
New Approach Needed For Bladder Cancer Biomarker May 2017 The clinical problem of bladder cancer is its high recurrence and progression, and that the most sensitive and specific means of monitoring is cystoscopy, which is invasive and has poor patient... Read More →
Sunitinib first-line May 2017 In new guidance issued by NICE, Sunitinib is recommended as a possible first drug treatment for people with advanced and/or metastatic renal cell carcinoma if: immunotherapy (for example, interferon... Read More →
Guidance issued on Endoscopic mastectomy and endoscopic wide local excision for breast cancer May 2017 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on endoscopic mastectomy and endoscopic wide... Read More →

Resources

Meditute - web based short tutorials August 2017 Meditute aims to develop, deliver, and monitor the use of high quality, freely distributable medical education. It...
An Easy Guide to Cervical Screening June 2017 A leaflet has been produced by and for women with learning difficulties

An easy guide to cervical screening is...
Reassessing Carcinogenic HPV Types May 2017 Virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by persistent infections with a restricted set of human papillomaviruses...
Online Tool for Calculating Colorectal Cancer Risk May 2017 An online tool for calculating colorectal cancer risk in men and women age 50 or older was launched recently, based on a...
Sebaceous Carcinoma Of The Skin Of The Breast: Case Report May 2017 Sebaceous gland tumours are rare and their presence should be considered as a marker for Muir-Torre Syndrome, alerting to...
Cervical screening website May 2017 The British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) has a website able to send online mail shots and provide...
Late cancer diagnosis costing lives and money April 2017 The late diagnosis of almost all types of cancer usually means the disease has already spread within the body, making it...
Report on deaths from head and neck cancers in England April 2017 Public Health England’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network has published a new report examining who dies from...
Researchers in bowel cancer discovery March 2017 Scientists have discovered how genes cause bowel cancer cells to become resistant to treatments used against the disease....
Prostate cancer report March 2017 Prostate Cancer UK has launched a new report, 'Men United v Prostate Cancer: Five inequalities, five solutions', and are...
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