Rapid referral pathways: reducing delays in the diagnosis of lung cancer

Several countries have introduced rapid referral pathways to reduce diagnostic delays for people with suspected lung cancer.

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Infusion Toolkit: reducing inefficiencies in chemotherapy in the US

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network developed a toolkit to standardise chemotherapy procedures and shift services from inpatient to outpatient settings.

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The National Childhood Cancer Care Network: improving access to cancer diagnosis and treatment in Paraguay

The National Childhood Cancer Care Network in Paraguay introduced regional satellite clinics to improve access to diagnosis and treatment for children with cancer.

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oPuce: supporting employment of people living with and beyond cancer

oPuce, a social enterprise and foundation in the Netherlands, aims to improve employment opportunities and job retention for cancer survivors and people living with cancer.

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The Orkdal model: integrating cancer and palliative care in Norway

In Norway, people with cancer often have to travel considerable distances to access palliative care at larger hospitals. The Orkdal Hospital introduced an integrated clinic to combine cancer and palliative care for people in the rural Orkdal region.`

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Telepresence robots: helping children and young people with cancer participate in school life

AV1 is a telepresence robot that enables children and young people with long-term illness, including cancer, to attend school remotely.

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Centre for Cancer Rehabilitation: person-centred support for survivors of cancer in Sweden

Survivors of cancer may face a complex combination of physical, psychological and social issues following the completion of active treatment. A multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation centre in Stockholm, Sweden offers a person-centred solution.

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The OECI Accreditation and Designation Programme: driving improvements in cancer care and research

In Europe, survival rates for several types of cancer vary considerably between countries. This may be due to differences in lifestyle factors and care-seeking behaviours, but it may also result from unwanted variation in the provision and quality of cancer care. In 2002, the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) launched the Accreditation and Designation (A&D) Programme to improve and standardise care and research in European cancer centres.

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The Christie NHS Foundation Trust prostate cancer clinics: community-based care led by specialist nurses

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the United Kingdom (UK). The Christie NHS Foundation Trust introduced community-based prostate cancer clinics led by specialist nurses in order to overcome challenges experienced by prostate cancer patients with regards to follow-up appointments after radiotherapy and/or surgery.

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