55,000 cancer patients miss treatment target over 6 years

Cancer Research UK has reported that over the past 6 years, almost 55,000 cancer patients have missed the 62-day wait for treatment. The key reasons for this are shortages in workforce and diagnostic equipment. These patients should have been diagnosed quicker and started treatment sooner. However, the government’s own target of 85% of cancer patients […]

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Effect of treatment delay on outcomes in metastatic kidney cancer

A recent study published in Science Direct followed patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), who were ineligible for active surveillance, to determine whether a delay in receiving first-line treatment affected outcomes. In the study, the overall median treatment delay was 6.3 weeks. Patients with bone metastases and advanced disease at diagnosis were more likely […]

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