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Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has announced an additional £1m to further enhance End of Life Care services in Wales. The fund will go towards supporting the delivery of the End of Life Care Delivery Plan 2017-2020, published in March this year. The three-year-plan outlines how the Welsh Government intends to…
Testing for immune cell "hotspots" around tumours could help identify women at high risk of relapsing breast cancer, say scientists. Women with large numbers of immune cells clustered in and around tumours were more likely to see their treatment fail within 10 years, research showed. Scientists analysed tissue samples from…
Scotland is in the top 10 countries in Europe for levels of palliative care, although a new study has said there remains "room for improvement". For the first time, academics at Glasgow University compared the level of end of life care provided in Scotland with that in the rest of…
Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed an online tool which presents a variety of measures that quantify the survival of patients with cancer from different perspectives. The ‘InterPreT Cancer Survival’ tool, which has been developed by University of Leicester PhD student Sarwar Islam, is a newly developed interactive…
Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests. Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, the most recent figures available, compared to 289,841 marriages. New cancer cases are also as common as graduating…
Some parents of children with cancer spend thousands of pounds every year on travel for treatment, figures suggest. Research from the charity Clic Sargent found that some end up in debt and are forced to live on credit cards to ensure their child can attend hospital. On average, families travel…
A spike in cancer patients seeking help with money worries has been reported by a charity. Macmillan Cancer Support said its helpline had 4,546 calls in 2016 from people needing guidance on matters such as banking, mortgages, pensions and insurance. This was an increase from just over 2,000 calls received…
Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer, their families and friends. They are…
Gloria Hunniford OBE was guest of honour at an event to mark the opening of a brand new care home in Sevenoaks, Kent, the 29th Care UK has opened since 2013. Weald Heights promises to take service and facilities to a whole new level with more luxurious fittings in the…
A watchdog has expressed astonishment at the failure to introduce a "properly resourced" national strategy for older prisoners after a dramatic rise in inmates aged over 60. Nigel Newcomen, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, said staff are managing ageing prisoners with limited resources and inadequate training. He warned his office…
The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) have issued a call for posters for their annual conference taking place in Edinburgh this September. If you are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to others in…
Cancer patients sleep better and suffer less pain and fatigue if they practise yoga, research suggests. New studies presented at the world's largest cancer conference in Chicago found that as little as four weeks of practising yoga, including gentle hatha yoga, can improve wellbeing and reduce tiredness. The first study…
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