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Cancer Care

Use this guide to find information resources about cancer care including an overview of cancer care, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship. It includes details of books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 31/08/2021

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing (2019) A competency framework for nurses providing care to people with breast cancer. London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2019) A competency framework for nurses providing care to people with breast cancer. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing and UK Oncology Nursing Society (2017) Career and education framework for cancer nursing: guidance for pre-registration nursing students, support workers in health and social care, registered nurses providing general or specialist cancer care, London: RCN.    Royal College of Nursing and UK Oncology Nursing Society (2017) Career and education framework for cancer nursing: guidance for pre-registration nursing students, support workers in health and social care, registered nurses providing general or specialist cancer care. London: RCN.
Macmillan Cancer Support: Practical tools for healthcare professionals
Macmillan Cancer Support (2017) Thinking differently: Macmillan’s vision for the future cancer workforce in England. London: Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Cochrane Library: Cancer
  • Systematic reviews from the Cochrane Library. Topics include Cancer
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NHS plans are all still current, updated editions have been delayed by Covid-19.
NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for cancer
National Cancer Transformation Board (2016) Achieving world class cancer outcomes: taking the strategy forward. London: NHS England.
Scottish Government (2016) Beating cancer: ambition and action. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
Scottish Government (2020) Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action (2016) an update: achievements, new action, and testing change. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
Wales Cancer Network (2016) Cancer delivery plan for Wales 2016-2020.
We would like to thank the RCN Cancer and Breast Care member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Chisholm J, Hough R and Soanes L (2018) A practical approach to the care of adolescents and young adults with cancer, Cham: Springer. Chisholm J, Hough R and Soanes L (2018) A practical approach to the care of adolescents and young adults with cancer. Cham: Springer.
Cox C and Zumstein-Shaha M (2017) A theory of cancer care in healthcare settings. Routledge: Abingdon.  Cox C and Zumstein-Shaha M (2017) A theory of cancer care in healthcare settings. Routledge: Abingdon.
Fisher P B and Tew K D (2020) Advances in cancer research. San Diego: Elsevier. Fisher P B and Tew K D (2020) Advances in cancer research. San Diego: Elsevier.
Hopewood P and Milroy M J (2018) Quality cancer care: survivorship before, during and after treatment. Cham: Springer. Hopewood P and Milroy M J (2018) Quality cancer care: survivorship before, during and after treatment. Cham: Springer.
Melford J (2017) A guide to cancer: origins and revelations, London: CRC Press. Melford J (2017) A guide to cancer: origins and revelations. London: CRC Press.
Peate I, Wild K and Nair M (2014) Nursing practice: knowledge and care. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Peate I, Wild K and Nair M (2014) Nursing practice: knowledge and care. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Reisman Y and Gianotten W L (eds.) (2017) Cancer, intimacy and sexuality: a practical approach. Cham: Springer. Reisman Y and Gianotten W L (eds.) (2017) Cancer, intimacy and sexuality: a practical approach. Cham: Springer.
Royal Marsden Manual online
  • Part 6 (chapters 20-28) covers Cancer Nursing
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Stein G S and Luebbers K P (2019) Cancer: prevention, early detection, treatment and recovery. Newark: John Wiley and Sons. Stein G S and Luebbers K P (2019) Cancer: prevention, early detection, treatment and recovery. Newark: John Wiley and Sons.

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Journals

Cancer Nursing Journal Journals of interest for cancer care. Use these links to see details of availability.

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