The Cancer Group was out in force at this year’s NCRI annual conference in Glasgow, the UK’s largest forum showcasing the latest advances in cancer research. One of the undoubted highlights was the was Garth Funston (left) presenting early results from his CanTest PhD project during the proffered paper session. Dr Funston discussed the diagnostic […]
Archives for 2019
Advance care planning significantly improves quality of life for patients with heart failure, concludes the first systematic evaluation of published evidence on this topic, led by Dr Markus Schichtel at the Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge. The review shows that patients with heart failure who have had the opportunity to take part in advance […]
After the success of its two previous workshops on Anticipatory Prescribing, the Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Group held a further workshop for health professionals and policy makers on Wednesday, October 30 2019 in Cambridge. During it, we started drawing up professional guidance together.
Phd-candidate and physician Rune Aakvik Pedersen at the Primary Care Unit in Trondheim – currently visiting the PCU – has received the Research Award at the Helse Midt-Norge Research Conference in Kristiansund, Norway. Congratulations Rune, on your research award from the Patients Committee at the Helse Midt-Norge (Mid-Norway Hospital administration). Can you tell us a […]
A new BMJ Guideline on colorectal cancer screening, prepared by a panel including Dr Juliet Usher-Smith at the Primary Care Unit, is the first to avoid a blanket recommendation for colorectal cancer screening for all above a specific age. Instead the guideline suggests a personalized and risk-based approach for people aged 50 to 79 with […]
20mph zones are effective in reducing the number and severity of traffic collisions and casualties, according to new research. The findings should be used to support the implementation of 20mph speed zones across the UK and Europe, say the research team. The research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and published in […]