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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: 11/04/2017

Key Resources

Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England (2014) The national cancer strategy: 4th annual report, London: DH.
Department of Health (2011) The national cancer strategy, London: DH.
Macmillan Cancer Support (2017) Thinking differently: Macmillan’s vision for the future cancer workforce in England, London: Macmillan Cancer Support.
National Cancer Transformation Board (2016) Achieving world class cancer outcomes: taking the strategy forward, London: NHS England.
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.
Royal College of Nursing and Macmillan Cancer Support (2014) A competence framework for nurses: caring for patients living with and beyond cancer, London: Macmillan Cancer Support.
Scottish Government (2016) Beating cancer: ambition and action, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
The Cochrane Library: Cancer
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We would like to thank the RCN Cancer and Breast Care member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Abrahm J L, Moment A and O’Donnell A (2014)  A physician’s guide to pain and symptom management in cancer patients (3rd edition), Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. Abrahm J L, Moment A and O’Donnell A (2014)  A physician’s guide to pain and symptom management in cancer patients (3rd edition), Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.
Alberts D S, Lluria-Prevatt M, Kha S and Weihs K (editors) (2016) Supportive cancer care, Cham: Springer. Alberts D S, Lluria-Prevatt M, Kha S and Weihs K (editors) (2016) Supportive cancer care, Cham: Springer.
Cassileth B R (2011) The complete guide to complementary therapies in cancer care: essential information for patients, survivors and health professionals, London: World Scientific Publishing. Cassileth B R (2011) The complete guide to complementary therapies in cancer care: essential information for patients, survivors and health professionals, London: World Scientific Publishing.
Fawcett J N and McQueen A (2011) Perspectives on cancer care, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Fawcett J N and McQueen A (2011) Perspectives on cancer care, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Jacobs C, Webb P and Robinson L (2014) Genetics for health professionals in cancer care: from principles to practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Jacobs C, Webb P and Robinson L (2014) Genetics for health professionals in cancer care: from principles to practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Srivastava R (2015) A cancer companion: an oncologist’s advice on diagnosis, treatment and recovery, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Srivastava R (2015) A cancer companion: an oncologist’s advice on diagnosis, treatment and recovery, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Stephens F and Aigner K R (2016) Basics of oncology, 2nd edition, Cham: Springer. Stephens F and Aigner K R (2016) Basics of oncology (second edition), Cham: Springer.
Tobias J and Hochhauser D (2015) Cancer and its management (seventh edition), Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Tobias J and Hochhauser D (2015) Cancer and its management (seventh edition), Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Wyatt D and Hulbert-Williams N (2015) Cancer and cancer care, London: Sage. Wyatt D and Hulbert-Williams N (2015) Cancer and cancer care, London: Sage.

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Journal articles

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Journals

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