In the Newspapers
On July 17, The Independent reported that the UK is lagging behind Europe in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, kidney cancer included.
Kidney Cancer UK is aiming to help close the gap.
Earlier this year Kidney Cancer UK signed a letter to MP’s aimed at trying to tackle this very issue. Urging MP’s to use one year survival rates to measure improvements in diagnosis and care and make Clinical Commissioning Groups accountable for trying to improve the rates locally.
Kidney Cancer UK is also hoping to address this problem by fundraising for an ultrasound screening pilot study to improve early diagnosis rates. We will also continue to campaign and pass comment at NICE appraisals of new advanced kidney cancer drugs, in the hope that patients will have a wide variety of options and the most advanced drugs available via the NHS.
Kidney Cancer UK will continue to do all we can to improve the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer in the UK and narrow the gap between ourselves and the rest of Europe.