World Media Roundup – 4 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Today is World Cancer Day 2015 – read the official global press release

Union for International Cancer Control

On World Cancer Day 2015, leading global public health experts from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) announce that millions of lives can be saved through affordable increases in the investment into cancer services throughout the world.

Study: suffering at end of life is getting worse, not better

US – Vox

The number of Americans experiencing pain in the last year of life actually increased by nearly 12 percent between 1998 and 2010, according to a study released Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In addition, depression in the last year of life increased by more than 26 percent.

Many cancers will be downgraded to a “chronic disease” in our lifetime

Australia – Health Canal

Chemotherapy will take a back step and most cancers will become easier to treat – but not be eradicated – in our lifetime, according to one of Australia’s leading leukaemia experts.

IAEA mission recommends way forward for cancer control in Pakistan

Pakistan – The News

The Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (imPACT) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has delivered for Pakistan a comprehensive roadmap for cancer care and control.

My experience: what is a palliative approach to care?

ehospice Canada

Let’s be honest: the words ‘palliative care’ can evoke fear for patients and family members.

Kenya National Cancer Institute launched

ehospice Kenya

The Kenya Government Ministry of Health held a media briefing on World Cancer Day and at the same time inaugurated the first National Cancer Institute (NCI) Board of Trustees.

The DNACPR decision-making process in England can benefit from a standardisation of approach

ehospice UK

Research Fellow Karoline Freeman shares the findings of some recent research into Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) policies across English acute, community and ambulance service Trusts, published in BMJ Open last month.