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Marketing and Engagement at The Christie hospital have announced a talk to be given on Wednesday 7th November in the Education Centre about the redevelopment of the Radiology and CT Scanner department - see below. ====================================================
Dear Christie Member
Spotlight Event - Wednesday 7th November 2pm - 3.30pm
I am pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Spotlight event which will be about the redevelopment of the radiology and CT scanner facility. At the event you will hear consultant radiologist Dr Damian Mullan talk about the planned changes to the radiology department, the installation of a four dimensional CT scanner and the difference it will make to our patients.
Nick, Roy & Dave again completed a Canal Cycle Ride in August to raise money for Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group. After taking their bikes by train up to Kendal in Cumbria, they cycled back along the towpaths of the Lancaster Canal, Leeds & Liverpool Canal to eventually join up with the Cheshire Ring and return back to Middlewich. Their week long adventure raised a massive total of over one thousand three hundred pounds in sponsorship. We would like to express a huge thank you to the boys for their efforts.
Prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: a clinical practice guideline BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3581 (Published 05 September 2018)Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3581
This is quite a long and detailed article that I shall not attempt to summarise. To see it, please click on the above link.
Last i-Weekend Newspaper's front page headline was "Cancer Treatment Revolution. Doctors use artifical Intelligence (AI) to outwit cancer in glimpse of future medicine." Inside the paper, there was a paragraph on how AI had stopped a patient's prostate cancer from spreading. The full article is reproduced here....
Spotted in yesterday's i newspaper. See photo below of an article about the use of high-dosage radiotherapy in combination with SpaceOar hydrogel spacer. You can find out more about SpaceOar and related products on the company's website at https://www.spaceoar.com
We also have an electronic copy of the SpaceOar Patient Guide (click to download/view) document. Shirley has also sent a request to the company for leaflets to give out at the next group meeting.
A plaque was unveiled on Thursday 2nd August 2018 at Leighton Hospital in Crewe to celebrate the work done by Gary Steele and the Prostate Cancer Support Group that he founded in 2000. The plaque, which houses Gary's MBE medal and a photograph of the presentation to Gary by Prince Charles in 2012, is sited in the main reception area of the hospital. The inscription reads:
"Gary Steele MBE. Founder & Chairman of Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group 2000-2017. With the gratitude of the Hospital".
This report was found on the Prostate Cancer UK website. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request from Prostate Cancer UK has found that large parts of the UK still don’t have access to the latest diagnostic scans for prostate cancer, eighteen months after the PROMIS trial first proved multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) before a biopsy could radically boost detection of prostate cancer and cut unnecessary biopsies. While there has been a 63% increase in access overall since last year, the NHS data revealed many hospitals in Wales and Northern Ireland don’t offer the scans at all, and their availability and quality in England and Scotland varies hugely.
Pradip Dattani spotted this information on the ASCO Annual Meeting on the Cancer Research UK website
Around 40,000 cancer experts descended on Chicago to share a glimpse of the latest in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is the largest of its kind in the world. Conference Day 2 - Saturday 2 June The hunt for the holy grail continues with lung cancer blood test Following yesterday's excitable reports on a cancer blood test, a company that many have their eyes on in this area (Grail) released the latest update on its experimental blood test for lung cancer.
PSA Testing at Sandiway Golf Club
24 Aug 2019 11:00–15:00
Group Meeting at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
14 Sep 2019 10:00–12:00
PSA Testing at Delamere Forest Golf Club
5 Oct 2019 09:30–13:00
PSA Testing at Masonic Hall, Ellesmere Port (Closed Event)
19 Oct 2019 09:30–12:30
Group Meeting and Jacob's Table at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
9 Nov 2019 10:00–12:00