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Monitoring for ovarian cancer in high-risk women is beneficial, Cancer Alliance funded research shows 

Research published in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Genetics concludes that regularly monitoring women who carry BRCA gene alterations does provide some benefits. It has been led by Adam Rosenthal, consultant gynaecologist at UCLH, and funded by the North Central London Cancer Alliance and research company Abcodia.  The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene …

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Logo in pink and black writing, for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

London-wide cervical cancer prevention training for primary care staff

London’s four NHS Cancer Alliances* have funded Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to deliver cervical training for non-clinical primary care staff in the capital. The training is open to non-clinical administrators, receptionists and other primary care staff (e.g. social prescribers) who are often patient-facing or tasked with speaking to patients. At the sessions, attendees will learn …

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A NHS poster for a bowel cancer screening campaign features a toilet roll with the wording 'Your next poo could save your life'

Life-saving campaign launches in London: “your next poo could save your life”

NHS London is running a lifesaving campaign this summer to encourage more people to do their free NHS bowel cancer screening home test, which checks if they could have bowel cancer. The campaign, “Your next poo could save your life”, urges people who have been sent a free bowel cancer screening kit to use it. …

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Local cancer specialists steer patient care improvements in North Central London

Cancer network directors have been appointed by the North Central London Cancer Alliance to lead improvements in tumour-specific cancer care for patients. Following an interview process, senior health care professions including nurses, a pharmacist and medical consultants have been appointed to the roles. Each network director will devote half day a week to working with …

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World Cancer Day

This year’s World Cancer Day is focused on ensuring good cancer care for all, no matter what a person’s circumstances, location, ethnicity or economic status. Being part of a very diverse community here in North Central London means that this aim is always high on our agenda.

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