The innovation and forward-thinking taking place in UK cancer care is being explored at an event next week.
Screening for a brighter future: NHS Oncology Virtual Conference will bring together the NHS with healthcare organisations and charities to explore the advances being made across the country.
While cancer survival rates in England are at a record high, work continues at pace to increase that even future, with the NHS Long Term Plan setting out a clear pathway for the improvement of cancer care.
The ambitions of the plan are to enable an extra 55,000 people each year to survive for five years or more following their cancer diagnose and for 75 per cent of cancers to be diagnosed at an early stage.
This virtual conference – held on Tuesday next week – aims to highlight the efforts being made in achieving this, including the creation of Rapid Diagnostic Centres (RDCs), designed to speed up cancer diagnosis alongside improved patient experience; the £130million Radiotherapy Modernisation Fund, which has delivered the largest radiotherapy upgrade programme in 15 years; and Proton Beam Therapy /(CAR-T) Therapy treatment in children.
Attendees will hear from leading professionals from across the world of healthcare during the day, including Dr Anthony Cunliffe, national lead GP advisor at Macmillan Cancer Support; Dr Dominic Horne, national speciality advisor for screening, NHS England; and Jodie Taylor, from Macmillan Information and Support.
The event is organised by Convenzis. Sponsors include Amazon Web Services, AstraZeneca, Micrima, my mhealth, THOR Photomedicine, TIYGA Health and Patient Safety Learning.
The event is supported by Health Tech World.
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