Our website is back, thankfully, after a week! On Wednesday 11 November our website went down and the hosting company confirmed the next day that the site had been compromised and we accepted immediately a quote to work on the problem. It seems likely that some sad person targeted us and managed to break-in through a ‘backdoor’ during maintenance. TheRead more
To encourage a return towards normality NHS England have asked cancer charities (late Oct 20) to advise that: #NHS staff are taking additional measures to make sure cancer care and treatment can continue in the safest and best possible way.#COVID-secure cancer hubs have been established for cancer surgery across the country to keep patients safe. Hubs will either be inRead more
CRUK’s excellent cancer statistics department reports: Cancer of unknown primary and stomach cancers have shown the fastest decreases in incidence in both males and females over the past decade in the UK. More information on the latest numbers on incidence and mortality – both of which are showing significant falls in the last decade – is here.
The Government has launched the new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy – “Genome UK: the future of healthcare” – setting out how the genomics community will come together to harness the latest advances in genetic and genomic science, research, and technology to create the most advanced genomic healthcare system in the world. The Strategy is aimed at driving improvements in healthcareRead more
Every year we hold CUP Awareness Week in the last complete week of September and we ask our supporters to get involved. One of the things that have helped people during the Coronavirus pandemic is the outdoors – the marvel of nature that remains unaffected by CV-19 and helps keep us sane and satisfies us if we grow things. DuringRead more
• CUP-One. This major study has suffered from issues with commercial partners and data analysis problems in recent years which has delayed the findings. At the time of writing it is anticipated that final results should be available to the research team in the Autumn of 2020. • CUPEM. The immunotherapy trial – CUPEM – led by Dr Wasan toRead more
On the ‘Support our Work’ page you can find our Christmas card selection for 2020. It may seem a little early to be thinking about Christmas; but our cards tend to sell out in November and it is never too early to buy to avoid disappointment!
The NHS has entered the ‘third phase’ of the pandemic response, effectivefrom 1 August 2020, with the ambition of restoring full operation of all cancer services. The NHS Chief Executive requires Trusts to achieve:• In September at least 80% of their last year’s activity for both overnight electives andfor outpatient/day case procedures, rising to 90% in October (while aiming forRead more
A number of papers are presently appearing in journals on the impact to cancer patients in the UK of CV-19 and lockdown. There seems to be no evidence that cancer patients on cytotoxic chemotherapy or other anticancer treatment are at an increased risk of mortality from COVID-19 disease compared with those not on active treatment. But there is evidence thatRead more
The UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project of 23 June identifies that the total number of those in the UK with cancer and Covid-19 stands at 1820. There is some interesting detail here. They report that there is no evidence that cancer patients on cytotoxic chemotherapy or other anticancer treatment are at an increased risk of mortality from COVID-19 disease comparedRead more