HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Teenagers with cancer are missing out on vital services

London, UK: Dr Ian Gibson MP, Chair of the UK's All Party Working Group on Cancer, has today called on the Government to make further provisions for teenagers with cancer, who are currently falling far behind children and adults when it comes to cancer services.

Speaking at a news briefing at Teenage Cancer Trust's Third International Conference on Cancer and the Adolescent on 1st March, he said there were a number of reasons why teenagers were falling behind in cancer services.

"75% of children are entered into Clinical Trials. This drops alarmingly in the teenage and young adult years. It is unacceptable that this state of affairs continues. The Government must find ways to ensure that more teenagers and young people enter clinical trials in order to increase their chances of survival.

"Concerns were widely expressed about children missing out, but from these figures it looks apparent that the worst victims are the teens and young adults.

"The threat of a reduction in clinical trials from the current EU Directive is being tackled here in Parliament".

"Currently, in my constituency, Norwich North, the nearest specialist Teenage Cancer Trust unit for a teenager with cancer is in The Middlesex Hospital in London or The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham - both of which are over 200 miles round trip.

"Teenage Cancer Trust units are currently oversubscribed and each one is serving a vast population. I am awaiting confirmation that Addenbrooke's Hospital at Cambridge will develop a Teenage Cancer Trust unit so that there is a facility in East Anglia but teenagers in numerous other towns all over the UK are forced to travel miles and tear families apart in order to receive the best possible treatment and the best chances of survival in one of these units."

"There is currently very little statistical information available for this age group due to the arbitrary separation of adults and children with cancer.
'"/>

Contact: Lucy Shure
lucys@teencancer.bdx.co.uk
44-793-136-2729
Teenage Cancer Trust
1-Mar-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Teenagers, drinking and driving: a quick trip to the grave
2. Exercise Is The Best Means Of Weight Control In Teenagers
3. Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
4. Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
5. Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
6. International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
7. Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
8. Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
9. Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
10. Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
11. Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support its ... PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an orthodontist ... has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be used ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for ... $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same ... wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue of ... in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of leading ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the efforts ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Vegas client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations ... in Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, ... Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global ... the market for the forecast period of 2016 to ... Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in ... durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has ... is led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel ... investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization ... release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Any dentist who has made an implant supported denture ... of them do not even offer this as a viable ... costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer that ... cost that the majority of today,s patients would not be ... , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of Implanova ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: