This toolkit aims to improve the care of cancer patients admitted to hospital as an emergency with medical problems due to their cancer or their treatment. It stresses the importance of patients having access to cancer specialists as soon as possible, and suggests that NHS trusts set up acute oncology services, which can work with the team in the acute medical unit to help in the management of patients with acute oncology problems.
Extract from website at: http://www.cancercommons.org/researchers-clinicians/
CANCER COMMONS “is an open science initiative linking patients, physicians and scientists in rapid learning communities. Our mission is to ensure that patients are treated in accord with the latest knowledge on targeted- and immunotherapies, and to continually update that knowledge based on each patient’s response.”
Advisory boards, comprising leading physicians and scientists in each cancer, curate the molecular model that identifies the most relevant tests, treatments, and trials for each molecular sub type of that cancer, based on the best current knowledge.
Test and Treat
Patients and physicians access knowledge derived from the model, as soon as it’s deemed actionable, through alerts, notifications, news, and applications that inform testing and treatment decisions.
Report and Analyze
Physicians, researchers, and patients report clinical observations and outcomes and new data are analyzed in our Rapid Learning Communities by collaborative, interinstitutional teams to validate, refute, and amplify the current model’s knowledge and hypotheses.
The advisory boards review these results and update the framework in real time.
A quick way to keep up-to-date and earn CPD credits from BMJ
BMJ LEARNING: Have you tried the Oncology related modules, which your patients may be presenting with? It’s a quick way to keep up-to-date and earn CPD credits:
- Cancer and genetics: an up to date guide
- Cervical cancer vaccination: an up to date guide
- Oncological emergencies
- Ovarian cancer: recognising early symptoms in primary care
- Palliative care during the out of hours period: in association with Macmillan Cancer Support
- Palliative care in the community
- Paediatric palliative care: in association with the Department of Health
- Patients with recurrences of cancer: a guide to diagnosis and management
- Managing patients at risk of prostate cancer: in association with the NHS prostate cancer management programme
Any completed short modules will be automatically added to your BMJ Portfolio, where you can reflect and record your learning activities, and download a report for your appraisal.