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1703, 2022

User Involvement Newsletter 2

By |March 17th, 2022|

Issue 2, Spring 2022 Welcome to the second edition of our Greater Manchester Cancer User Involvement newsletter. We hope you enjoyed issue one, and found it a useful way to keep in touch with the work that's been going on. As you all are aware, we’re looking at how we can do things better, and in our recent survey, better communication was asked for. You asked, and [...]

2801, 2022

Cancer Appointments are Continuing – Please Attend if you are asked to

By |January 28th, 2022|

Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance is reassuring people that it is still safe to attend cancer appointments. Cancer has been a priority throughout the pandemic and the NHS will continue to prioritise cancer services as we manage the Omicron wave. Cancer assessment and treatments will continue, and people are being urged to keep their appointments. Measures are in place to help protect patients and staff and it is important to not delay cancer [...]

2801, 2022

The Princess Royal visits Greater Manchester Prehabilitation Programme to Commend Positive Impact on Cancer Patients

By |January 28th, 2022|

Back to Latest News Princess Anne met with staff and patients on her visit to the specialist cancer programme. As Patron of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Her Royal Highness alongside Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham and representatives from the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance, was introduced to a number of staff working on the specialist cancer programme, including exercise specialists, people affected by cancer enrolled on [...]

2801, 2022

Greater Manchester Cancer Community joins forces with Renowned Manchester Poet to mark World Cancer Day

By |January 28th, 2022|

Cancer doctors, researchers and patients from across Greater Manchester have joined forces with Manchester poet Tony Walsh this World Cancer Day, to highlight their continued commitment to cancer services, despite the on-going pandemic. The cancer community across the region is vast, ranging from cancer nurses, to pathologists, scientists, radiologists, administration teams and managers, all playing a role in providing the best care and treatment possible to those affected. [...]

2701, 2022

Episode 4: Inspirations

By |January 27th, 2022|Tags: |

Episode 4: Your inspirations - What drives YOU to make a difference? In this special end of year episode, we turn the podcast over to you to find out what drives you to make a difference every day. Presenter Steve Bland speaks to four people doing very different jobs across Greater Manchester and explores the personal experiences that give them extra motivation to make an impact. Claire Goldrick tells Steve [...]

2701, 2022

Episode 3: HPV vaccine

By |January 27th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Episode 3: Understanding the HPV vaccine In episode three, Steve Bland reflects on the study published in the Lancet that found that the HPV vaccine has cut cases of cervical cancer by almost 90 per cent (HPV vaccine cutting cervical cancer by nearly 90% - BBC News). But it's not just cervical cancer that's caused by HPV. In fact. many head and neck cancers are also related to the virus. Steve [...]

2701, 2022

Episode 2: The NHS-Galleri Trial

By |January 27th, 2022|Tags: |

Episode 2: The Future: The NHS-Galleri Trial In episode two of our podcast, Steve Bland explores the exciting new Galleri trial announced by NHS England and healthcare company GRAIL UK, which could see a single blood test used to spot the early signs of 50 cancers, including some of the most difficult to diagnose and detect. The trial is being rolled out in eight parts of the country, and one [...]

2701, 2022

Episode 1: Cancer and COVID-19

By |January 27th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Episode 1: Cancer and COVID-19 Welcome to the new Greater Manchester Cancer podcast! In the first episode of our new podcast series, presenter Steve Bland finds out how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected cancer services in Greater Manchester by chatting to Professor David Shackley, the Medical Director of our Cancer Alliance, Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves, from the Prehab4Cancer Programme, and patient Charmain Sangster who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer during the first [...]

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