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Advancing cancer care through clinical trials
Cancer patients are accessing unique opportunities for individualised care through participation in ground-breaking clinical trials. Taking part in clinical trials is increasingly being seen as a critical step in offering greater individualisation of care for cancer patients. With one in two people in the UK likely to have cancer at some point in their lives, … Continued
Innovations in Oncology Q4 2021
Liver transplantation: A new treatment for unresectable liver metastases
Liver transplantation is providing further options for patients with unresectable liver metastases. Over the past few decades, the outcomes following liver transplantation (LT) have improved. Five-year patient survival rates in the UK are greater than 80% for adult first-time transplants from deceased donors; hence, indications for transplantation are expanding. New hope for patients Since 1996, … Continued
Innovations in Oncology 2021
Improving early cancer diagnosis with better detection
Early diagnosis translates into longer survival for cancer patients. Nine out of ten people diagnosed with cancer visit their GP with vague symptoms in the year prior to cancer diagnosis. The UK two-week wait initiative, aimed at reducing the diagnostic and treatment intervals, is based on recognition of red flag symptoms. However, only half of … Continued