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ACP Cancer Care in Elderly Patients Study Day

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The slides from this meeting held in October of last year are posted here for members access. We are grateful to our sponsors Macmillan, CRUK, Roche and Eisai for their support of this educational meeting.  It was endorsed by SIOG (International Society of Geriatric Oncology), as well as approved by the RCP for 6 category 1 (external) credits.

The slides are linked to below as password protected pdf files (members should have received the password by email):

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 May 2015 17:04

Book: Problem Solving in Acute Oncology

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You may be interested in the recently published ACP book on Acute Oncology, Problem Solving in Acute Oncology edited by Ernie Marshall, Alison Young, Peter Clark and Peter Selby, which has been produced in collaboration with the ACP and has been sponsored by the association using funds generated from previous meetings.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2014 13:30

New ACP Oncology Prizes

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The ACP is pleased to offer prizes for 2016 to both medical students and Postgraduate trainees at FY/CMT level, to try and stimulate an interest in oncology and recognise excellence in cancer research.
Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2016 09:16

Acute Oncology Toolkit

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The new "Acute oncology on the acute medical unit" toolkit has been produced by the RCP. Author Dr Ernie Marshall, is a consultant medical oncologist at the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology. You can download it here.

The toolkit includes: 

  • a quick guide to common oncology emergencies
  • key stages of patient management in the first four and 24 hours
  • how to avoid the admission of acute oncology patients
  • a guide to the signs and symptoms of side effects of common cancer drugsa guide to common medical problems caused by cancer diagnosis
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 21:18

Acute Oncology Forum

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Dr Richard Osborne, Lead Clinician on the NICE Guidelines for CUP,  is looking to compile a list of Acute Oncology practitioners (Consultants and nurses with an AO responsibility) in the UK with a view to organising an online forum.

Acute Oncologists and specialist nurses responsible for AO services are invited to send their details to this NHS account - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. He will compile a database of names and email addresses, and will respond to individuals with a brief email proposing the development of the online forum.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 16:36

Follow us on Twitter

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You can now follow us on twitter for :
  • ACP publicity for example regarding prizes, surveys and conferences
  • Oncology updates from conferences 
  • Oncology updates of new important papers
  • Links to any new additions on the ACP website
  • Advertising of upcoming conferences/events relevant to medical oncology
Follow @ACPUK
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:47

Cancer Patients in Crisis: Responding to Urgent Needs - NEW REPORT

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Emergency admissions for patients with cancer remain problematic despite the development of acute oncology.  There is more that could be done to improve their care and subsequent experiences and outcomes.

A joint RCP/RCR working party was established in 2010 to review the experiences of patients with cancer who become acutely unwell and need urgent help and advice; to identify the obstacles to good care across all care settings, and to consider how both patient experience and the outcome of care might be improved where indicated.

This new report Cancer patients in crisis: responding to urgent needs provides decision making tools for health professionals and proposes standards of good practice in different care settings which should reduce risk and improve outcomes.

The full report is supplemented by a Patient Emergency Planning Wallet, a Decision Aid for Hospital Teams, and a Decision Aid for Community Teams.

Medical oncology was well represented on the Working Party by Dr Janine Mansi, and she now asks that the documents are disseminated widely to your colleagues.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 20:11

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