Representing and supporting medical oncologists in the UK


Oncology: Resources to assist in your work as an oncologist.

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1 National Cancer Intelligence Network
  Repository of cancer related data and analysis of datasets from the UK to help improve future practice and outcomes.
2 Pallative Care Guidelines
  The Palliative Care Guidelines developed by a collaboration of UK Cancer networks, and the Welsh Palliative Care Implementation Group. Additional material is provided by Dr Ian Back.
3  British Oncology Pharmacy Association
  Includes useful information and guidance surrounding systemic therapies.
4  Tumour Staging Assistant
  StageCRAFT. Brilliant little bit of software this which aids in working out the TNM staging of various cancer types. It was developed by UK radiologist Martin Crowe and is free to download.
5  AJCC Cancer Staging
  Download free quick reference guides for tumour staging from the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC).
6  UK Oncology Nursing Society
  The website hosts some useful resources including training information for the Oncology/Haematology 24-Hour Triage: Rapid Assessment and Access Toolkit.


COVID-19 Vaccine for pts on SACT: Clinician FAQs and Guidance

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The UK Chemotherapy Board has produced a guidance document which addresses key questions raised by health care professionals relating to the administration of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AZ COVID-19 vaccines in patients on SACT.  It will be updated as new information and vaccines, eg Moderna, become available. A link to the document is here.

ACP Position Statement on COVID-19 and Cancer Care

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The ACP acknowledges the enormous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society, the entire UK health service, and especially on the provision of cancer care.  With many lessons already learned from the first peak, we are now in a better position to use this knowledge to help inform and adapt our clinical practice and overcome the challenges of continuing to provide and maintain safe and effecti...

New RCR/ACP Report on Acute Oncology Services

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A new strategy and guidance paper on Acute Oncology Services, a collaborative report from the RCR, ACP and RCP, has been published.  It outlines how patients benefit from access to a dedicated AOS, highlights the varied, but improving, provision of AOS around the UK, and calls for greater protection, resourcing and clinical leadership of these services.  

ACP Medical Oncology Training Survey Report 2019

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‚ÄčThe results of a recent survey of trainees in medical oncology have now published. The survey was carried out during Oct/Nov 2019 and addressed some issues of particular importance which are not necessarily covered by the annual GMC survey. The overall response rate to the survey was 32% and it is planned to repeat it in late 2022, following the introduction of anticipated changes to the medical ...

New ACP publication: Problem Solving in Acute Oncology

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Hot off the press, the second edition of Problem Solving in Acute Oncology has been produced by the ACP in partnership with our publishers, EBN Health.  This edition provides a hands-on, practical guide to acute oncology for hospital and community teams, GPs and allied care professionals, and includes 38 helpful case studies.  It is a valuable tool for doctors, nurses...

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ): New Guidance for Oncologists

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This guidance has been produced by a multidisciplinary working party on behalf of the UK Chemotherapy Board which includes specialist representation from medical, dental and nursing teams across the UK. It has been endorsed by the Clinical Standards Committee of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  The guidance has also been complimented in a letter t...