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CANCER OF UNKNOWN PRIMARY FOUNDATION

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02 Aug 2019

We are particularly pleased to see the plan to roll-out Rapid Diagnostic Centres (RDCs) across the country following the 2018 trial. Cancer alliances are required to have at least one RDC site accepting patients NLT January 2020. The aim with RDCs is that ‘patients displaying symptoms of cancer can be assessed and diagnosed in as little as a day.’ ExistingRead more

08 Jan 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan has now been launched which sets out the way forward for cancer services. Cancer and the NHS Long Term Plan In the consultation period, and in meetings with the team preparing the plan, we have pushed for genomic testing for CUP patients and it is pleasing to see in the attached ‘The offer of genomic testingRead more

20 Dec 2018

Prof Mark Caulfield has sent out this message: On the 5th December 2018 Genomics England announced that we reached our 100,000 genome milestone. The sequencing of 100,000 whole genomes marks an extraordinary UK achievement that is transforming the application of genomics in our NHS. Genomics England and NHS England are extremely grateful to the 85,000 participants, 1,500 NHS staff, overRead more

31 Oct 2018

Dr Kai Keen Shiu is quoted in Medscape Wednesday, October 29, 2018 in an article entitled ‘Cancer of Unknown Primary: Finding Mutations Alters Therapy’ by Liam Davenport which begins: ‘More than two thirds of patients with cancer of unknown primary (CUP) have mutations detectable on circulating tumor DNA (ct-DNA) testing, or so-called liquid biopsy. For these patients, ct-DNA testing couldRead more

24 Oct 2018 12 Oct 2018

We have been battling for some years to get this report released. The review process was an invaluable exercise in raising standards for CUP patients in England and whilst each hospital trust will have received feedback there has been no way to look at the overall picture…..until now. Following a change of leadership at QST and with the help ofRead more

04 Oct 2018

For many years CUP was covered within a sub group of the Upper GI Clinical Studies Group (CSG) of the National Cancer Research Institute. Recommendations for UK CUP research projects would be subject to peer review by the group prior to submission for funding . Towards the end of 2017 NCRI reviewed the positioning of CUP and it was removedRead more

27 Sep 2018

Our next international conference – CUP 2019 – will take place at the Royal College of Physicians on Friday 3 May. The conference chairman will be the world-leading authority on CUP: Dr Tony Greco. The focus of the day will be on CUP research and clinical management themes in the era of precision medicine. We are on the cusp ofRead more

30 Jul 2018

The 2017 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey has been published. This relates to all cancers but is interesting in giving a snapshot of patient perception of NHS care. Key findings of the 2017 NCPES include: • For overall care the 69,072 respondents gave an average rating of 8.80 with 94% of patient giving a rating of 7 or higher. •Read more

24 Jul 2018

The NHS has reached its 70th birthday. Fearing a declining income, an overwhelming majority of doctors opposed the NHS concept in 1948. Seventy years on, the majority of doctors resist changing the underlying principal of a free service at the point of delivery. Described by a former Chancellor of the Exchequer as ‘the nearest thing that the British have toRead more