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Extract from NHS Evidence: Sept 2011
Users of NHS Evidence can now gain access to patient information from the Bone Cancer Research Trust (BCRT), a national organisation which aims to improve outcomes for people with primary bone cancer through research, awareness, information and support.
BCRT has produced information guides on two bone cancers, osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma. The comprehensive guides include overviews of the conditions, causes, symptoms, survival rates and diagnosis techniques.
All of BCRT’s information is reviewed annually to ensure it is still current and accurate. The organisation monitors scientific and medical literature and revises and amends information immediately if there are changes in national guidelines, treatments or other significant changes in evidence.
All patient information available through NHS Evidence has been accredited under the Department of Health’s Information Standard.