Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

Anne Li                                                                                     September 16th, 2017                            anne2001.li@gmail.com


It’s often research into new drugs that makes headlines. But examining routine data can also help doctors continually improve how they use treatments already available. To do that the NHS needs to look at how these treatments are being used and how different patients fare following treatment. Last year, they worked with Public Health England to do exactly that. Our world-first study of patients treated for breast and lung cancer in 2014 gave us a national picture of what happened to patients following treatment with chemotherapy, ‘targeted’ drugs and immunotherapy. The study was made possible by routine data collected by Public Health England as part of the treatment of all patients across the English NHS.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/08/31/publishing-national-chemotherapy-data-has-helped-nhs-hospitals-make-changes-that-should-improve-treatment/

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