Cancer

14 May 2014

"If doctors fear being sued, taking away that fear might help patients" Response to Guardian article

Richard P Grant's article in the Guardian yesterday suggests that Lord Saatchi's medical innovation bill will make it easier for patients to obtain experimental treatment. 


 

Kirsty Allen

28 June 2013

A response to The Times' article "Trying to cure cancer could land you in court"

Kate Rohde argues that clinical negligence is a key mechanism for achieving accountability for mistakes or negligent care.

Kate Rohde

11 October 2012

Ovarian Cancer – The Disturbing Truth

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women.

Worryingly, a recent study by the Department of Health, found that the United Kingdom had the worst survival rates when 20,000 patients with ovarian cancer were compared with five similar countries.

The study compared survival rates in patients with late stage ovarian cancer in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom. In the UK only 69% of women survived for more than a year after diagnosis, compared with 72% in Denmark and 74-75% in the other three countries.

23 August 2012

Cancer - A life or death referral lottery

Guy Pomphrey discusses the cancer statistics in England and how changing GP referral procedures will impact these figures.

19 April 2012

Delays in diagnosis: Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women and it is commonly diagnosed at an advanced stage due to the non-specific nature of its symptoms and the fact that many sufferers are asymptomatic until the disease is in the advanced stages.  

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