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An Association of Cancer Physicians' strategy for improving services and outcomes for cancer patients

Baird, Richard, Banks, Ian, Cameron, David, Chester, John D. ORCID:, Earl, Helena, Flannagan, Mark, Januszewski, Adam, Kennedy, Richard, Payne, Sarah, Samuel, Emlyn, Taylor, Hannah, Agarwal, Roshan, Ahmed, Samreen, Archer, Caroline, Board, Ruth, Carser, Judith, Copson, Ellen, Cunningham, David, Coleman, Rob, Dangoor, Adam, Dark, Graham, Eccles, Diana, Gallagher, Chris, Glaser, Adam, Hall, Geoff, Hall, Marcia, Harari, Danielle, Hawkins, Michael, Hill, Mark, Johnson, Peter, Jones, Alison, Kalsi, Tania, Karapanagiotou, Elena, Kemp, Zoe, Mansi, Janine, Marshall, Ernie, Mitchell, Alex, Moe, Maung, Michie, Caroline, Neal, Richard, Newsom-Davis, Tom, Norton, Alison, Osborne, Richard, Patel, Gargi, Radford, John, Ring, Alistair, Shaw, Emily, Skinner, Rod, Stark, Dan, Turnbull, Sam, Velikova, Galina, White, Jeff, Young, Alison, Joffe, Johnathan and Selby, Peter 2016. An Association of Cancer Physicians' strategy for improving services and outcomes for cancer patients. ecancermedicalscience 10 , 608. 10.3332/ecancer.2016.608

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In the Association of Cancer Physicians’ (ACP’s) new strategy for medical oncology in the United Kingdom, we are taking a broad view of developments which will bring benefits to patients with cancer and identifying the contributions that we can make to achieving these goals. Our consultants and their teams have contributed substantially to improvements in cancer outcomes over the past 25 years. We are greatly encouraged that over 50% of UK cancer patients now survive their disease for 10 years or more. We are at a time not only of unprecedented acceleration of knowledge with regard to all aspects of cancer, but also of rapid change in terms of patient management and new therapies. To deliver better outcomes for patients, we must overcome challenges over the next decade, such as increased demand for cancer services and financial constraint in the NHS. The first version of the ACP strategy was published on 13 July 2015. This second version is prepared as an update to reflect the publication of the Report of the Independent Cancer Taskforce entitled ‘Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes. A Strategy for England 2015–2020’ [1]. We have also responded in this strategy to helpful meetings with the President and the Senior Officers of the Royal College of Physicians. These inputs, arising soon after the initial publication of our strategy, were felt by the ACP Executive to be of sufficient importance to justify bringing forward the annual update of our strategic document.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Publisher: European Institute of Oncology
ISSN: 1754-6605
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 23 November 2015
Last Modified: 07 May 2023 23:18

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