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NHS launches survey to evaluate COVID antibody levels in people with cancer
The NHS has launched a national COVID Cancer Antibody Survey to assess antibody responses to the COVID-19 vaccines among cancer patients and is calling on people to sign up now.
Congratulations to the Gary Logue Colorectal Nurse Award finalists 2021
We are excited to announce the finalists of the prestigious seventh annual Gary Logue Colorectal Nurse Award. The award was set up in honour of Gary, a nurse who worked for our charity, who sadly passed…
SMC provides new hope for some advanced bowel cancer patients after new drug approval
A new bowel cancer drug, which can double progression-free survival time for some people with advanced bowel cancer, has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for patients in Scotland.
NHS launches world's largest trial of cancer blood test that could help diagnose bowel cancers earlier
The NHS has launched the world's largest trial of a new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear.
Almost half of people needing urgent investigations for bowel cancer symptoms are waiting too long
Figures published by NHS England today show that almost half of people on an urgent referral for bowel cancer investigation were waiting longer than 28 days for a diagnosis.
Third vaccine to be given to those with severely weakened immune systems
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that people with severely weakened immune systems, including some people with cancer, will be offered a third dose of the coronavirus…
We respond to new cancer strategy for Northern Ireland
The National Cancer Strategy for Northern Ireland, which includes plans to improve earlier diagnosis and increase awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer, has been opened for public consultation today.
Findings of study into vaccine effectiveness in the immunocompromised released
New research has found that one in 10 people with some solid cancer tumours respond less well to the COVID-19 vaccine than healthy people.
New campaign urging people to contact their GP if they have bowel cancer symptoms
We’re supporting a new phase of the NHS's Help Us, Help You campaign, which launches today, encouraging people with potential cancer symptoms to come forward for lifesaving checks.
Open letter from cancer charities to the public
Yesterday, we joined 39 other charities and organisations to write an open letter urging the public to help keep vulnerable people safe as restrictions ease.