The LCA has published new guidelines that aim to reduce variation, improve experience and improve outcomes for patients with cancer of the brain and other central nervous system (CNS) cancers across south and west London.

The guidelines aim to reduce variation by ensuring brain and CNS cancer patients have equitable access to specialised treatment and highly technical interventions, including stereotactic radiotherapy. The guidelines also include the clinical management of pituitary tumours and tumours of the base of the skull.

The press release is available here and a copy of the LCA brain and central nervous system clinical guidelines is available here.  


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    The LCA has produced a prompts tool to help healthcare professionals decide when a symptom resulting from cancer or its treatment, such as fatigue, problems with eating and/or drinking, or difficulty walking, may be ameliorated by rehabilitation.

  • Better management of dysphagia
    Thursday, December 10, 2015

    The London Cancer Alliance has produced guidance to help improve management and treatment of dysphagia in patients with oesophageal cancer.

  • Improving reporting of colorectal cancer
    Wednesday, December 09, 2015

    The LCA colorectal clinical forum looked at ways to improve reporting, as well as guidance on holding health and well-being events for those affected by colorectal cancer.

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    Tuesday, December 08, 2015

    The focus of the recent LCA brain/CNS clinical forum was big data, local audit and improving data quality .

  • Delivering health and well-being events for colorectal cancer patients
    Wednesday, December 02, 2015

    The LCA Colorectal Pathway Group has produced guidance for Trust staff who organise and deliver health and well-being events for those affected by colorectal cancer.

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