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We take a closer look at new developments in the field of cancer nursing practice.
Age-appropriate care is vital
The care of teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer is a relatively new specialty compared with services for older adults and children with cancer.
Call for better long-term support of older people to cut cancer deaths
New research suggests that nearly one quarter of over-65s will be living with cancer within 30 years. Lisa Berry reports.
Call for clarity on revised cancer drug scheme
There has been a complete overhaul of the structure of NHS England over the past year. In terms of the use of drugs - and in particular cancer treatments - the revolution is just getting under way.
Campaign focuses on early diagnosis of lung cancer
Erin Dean reports on an initiative to improve survival rates by increasing public knowledge of disease symptoms.
Campaign promotes change in attitudes to older patients
Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a campaign to highlight the issues contributing to the under-treatment and poor outcomes experienced by cancer patients aged over 70 in the UK.
Campaigners welcome moves to control tobacco products
Supermarkets prepare to take cigarettes off display, but there is pressure to go further. Carol Davis reports.
Charity calls for increased spending on pancreatic cancer research
Despite pancreatic cancer being the fifth most common cause of cancer death in the UK, research funding remains woefully low, according to a Pancreatic Cancer UK report.
Cost of living soars for people after diagnosis, says Macmillan study
Cancer patients in the UK spend hundreds of pounds a month because they have the disease, according to research.
Fund targets underused radiotherapy technique
Oncology professionals say £15m boost will widen access to precision radiation treatment, writes Nick Triggle.
Mixing research with hands-on experience
Patient care can be improved if more nurses developed careers in research combined with practice.