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Award Winning Book - Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients

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oldercancerpatientsIt has just been announced that a new book, Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients has won first prize in the Oncology section of the BMA Medical Book Awards 2016. Edited by Alastair Ring, Danielle Harari, Tania Kalsi, Janine Mansi and Peter Selby which has been produced by the ACP in collaboration with the British Geriatric Society. The book has been sponsored by the Association using funds generated from previous meetings and a grant from Macmillan Cancer Support.

The purpose of the book is to provide a case-based reference and learning resource for clinicians managing older patients. In two parts, the first section introduces the challenges facing clinical teams seeking to provide the best outcomes for their patients. The second, larger, section of case studies (“Problems”) discusses and resolves real-life scenarios of management of 'this patient group. All chapters are multi-authored, drawing on a wide range of clinical experience in the field.

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 September 2016 09:39

ACP Strategy for Improving Services and Outcomes for Cancer Patients v2

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In light of the publication of the Independent Cancer Taskforce report, "Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020" in July, the ACP strategy was reviewed and updated.

Peter Selby and Professor Johnathan Joffe have led the development of the ACP Strategy paper which was authored by a number of ACP members. This comprehensive document includes the aims of the organisation and recommendations for the development of the specialty and cancer services in the UK. It should be of interest to all oncologists in the UK, as well as those involved in the development and commisioning of cancer services.

You can download the paper and supporting chapters.  The strategy has also been published online by ecancer.

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2016 15:46

ACP Precision Oncology Workshop 2015

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The ACP held a one-day workshop on Precision Oncology at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Manchester Piccadilly on Friday 16th October 2015. The meeting was in recognition that new cancer drugs, supported by biomarkers which aid in the selection of treatment, will increasingly come to dominate oncology practice in future.

The day included a mix of overview lectures and case discussions, and also provided the first step towards the preparation and publication of an ACP textbook “Problem Solving through Precision Oncology”. Similar educational meetings will be held annually by the ACP and are free for members to attend.

Agenda and slides from presentations below.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2015 20:38

Understand acute oncology with new e-learning course

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A new innovative acute oncology e-learning course has been developed to help ensure that appropriate training and education is provided to a broad range of healthcare professionals dealing with cancer emergencies.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 20:41

ACP Update

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New Executive Committee - The committee has recently been significant expanded. We now have regional representatives, and new roles such as a Deputy Chair and Clinical Effectiveness Lead. You can see a list of roles and members in the About ACP section.

Meetings and website - With the expansion in members the organisation is looking at expanding its capacity to organise educational meetings and events, as well as enhancing the website for mobile devices and including additional features such as a members directory.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 July 2015 20:50

LCA Acute Oncology Guidelines App improves management of cancer emergencies

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The London Cancer Alliance (LCA), in conjunction with CW+ (the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust) has supported the development of an app containing the LCA Acute Oncology Guidelines, which can assist clinicians to better manage patients who go to hospital with a new cancer diagnosis or with complications resulting from their treatment or diseaseWhile useful for all areas of healthcare, the app is of particular use to those working in acute oncology, emergency and acute medicine departments.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 20:39

ACP AGM 2014 Presentation

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The AGM took place as usual at the NCRI conference in Liverpool. The main presentation covered issues such as manpower planning and the RCP Census, the revised Constitution, Shape of Training, the Chemotherapy Board, the Speciality Exam, Revalidation, and new members. You can see the slides here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 21:59

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