Patients who are receiving adequate nutrition have a better prognosis, respond better to chemotherapy and can tolerate higher doses of anticancer treatments. It is therefore important for oncologists to assess and manage malnutrition.
Will pathology services need a serious overhaul if they are to deliver the accuracy required for precision medicine? Two European initiatives are trying to build the case for change in this least visible of cancer disciplines.
Survivors demand a fair deal from financial services
Companies should no longer be allowed to deny mortgage or insurance services to cancer survivors without explanation or a transparent risk assessment, say patient advocates. A few hopeful signs show their message may be getting across.