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26 Jan 2018

Following very successful events in London, Manchester and Birmingham, the next conference organized by SBK, with CUP Foundation as sponsor, moves to Bristol in June 2018. The day is designed for CUP Leads, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Oncology Consultants and other members of the MUO-CUP Team. An expert faculty will look at: – The challenges of diagnosis: when to do whichRead more

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30 Oct 2017

Pharmaceutical company Roche is to sponsor a multi-country trial to evaluate the efficacy of molecularly guided therapy versus chemotherapy in CUP patients.  The intention is to run the trial in approximately 25 (mostly European) countries. Last week it was agreed, within Roche, that there would be UK participation. There is more information on our Blog.

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10 Oct 2017

A day-long event on ‘Progressing your CUP service’ was held in Manchester on 9 October 2017. Some 75 oncologists and CUP nurses spent the day listening to presentations and discussing issues related to making their CUP Multi Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) work efficiently. The photograph below shows radiology consultant Dr Ben Taylor of the Christie Hospital talking on imaging in relationRead more

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30 Sep 2017

Blood and tissue collections from contributing CUP patients have now started at all the 100K Genomes Project centres in the UK.  The target for CUP is to collect 250 genomes. If you want the details of the overall project it is worth visiting Genomics England’s website. If you just want a brief summary, this is how we described it in ourRead more

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23 Aug 2017

The Wirral University Teaching Hospital have recently set up a MUO/CUP clinic and a CUP support group. They have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award 2017. CNS Jess Gilmore writes: “I have been looking after CUP patients for 7 years now and ensure our patients are aware of your website as another avenue of support in a patient groupRead more

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20 Jun 2017

SBK are organizing the third event devoted to CUP –  primarily for MDT members – this time in Manchester on Monday 9 October 2017 (the previous, very popular, events were held in Birmingham and London). Topics include: Updates on the potential of molecular profiling and immunotherapy Gathering evidence to support and enable CUP service improvements Building effective pathways from primary to secondaryRead more

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18 May 2017

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph of 19 May, quoting a major study,  the NHS is among one of the worst health care systems in Europe due to poor cancer investment. Experts have blamed the low score on its lack of investment in specialist cancer care.

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07 Dec 2016

A day devoted to Developing and Maintaining your Effective MUO/ CUP team took place in London on 6 Dec 2016 run by SBK Healthcare with input from Jo’s friends (a similar event had been held in Birmingham earlier in the year). Some 50 people attended – predominantly CUP nurses and oncologists from Trusts throughout the UK – to discuss how bestRead more

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26 Oct 2016 17 Oct 2016

CUP survivor Berni Williams has turned the blog which she wrote while going through diagnosis and treatment, into a book.  It is now available here on Amazon 

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