Issue 61 July - August 2014

All the benefits of expert nursing care

When key figures in European cancer nursing gathered at the Royal Marsden to mark 30 years of EONS, they found they had a lot to celebrate – and a lot more work to do.

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Issue 61 July - August 2014

Putting precision pathology on the policy agenda

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.

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Issue 61 July - August 2014

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.

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Issue 61 July - August 2014

Stories that give witness, stories that save lives: the special role of health reporters in Africa

How can journalists help raise the profile of cancer and get it on the political agenda in countries where infectious diseases get most attention, reliable data are scarce, doctors are reluctant to talk and editors prefer cheery topics? Two award-winning reporters speak of the challenges they face

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Issue 61 July - August 2014

Keeping one step ahead: Could trials do more for patients with incurable cancer?

Joining a clinical trial can be a lifeline for patients with few options open to them. But are outdated attitudes and practices preventing them from benefiting as much as they could?

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