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New routes to diagnosis data suggests quality of life improvements for people with a brain tumour

New data shows that the proportion of people receiving a brain tumour diagnosis following emergency admission is decreasing, whilst diagnosis following a GP referral is up.

 

Charts - Health Data Insight CIC, 17th January 2018, http://data.healthdatainsight.org.uk/apps/routes_to_diagnosis/
 Data - Public Health England's National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS)
 

 

This is encouraging news, as whilst this may not have any impact on survival (in fact it may create a l


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Midweek inspiration from the BBC. What does it mean for us?

Tessa JowellThere has been some super coverage about brain cancer on Radio 4’s Today progamme this morning, inspired largely by Nick Robinson and Tessa Jowell's own experiences and personal challenges with cancer. Both presenters have been incredibly candid, and brave, in recounting their experiences. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-42786413/former-labour-minister-opens-up-about-being-diagnosed-with-brain-cancer

 

Susan Short, Professor of Clinical Oncology and Neuro-Oncology (Leeds), spoke about the need for combination therapies and treatments – so mixing things up with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Dr Colin Watts, Clinician Scientist & Hon Consultant Neurosurgeon (Cambridge), explored the impact that 5ALA has had on brain tumour surgery. And then there was discussion about...


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