Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) SSG and AOS Meeting
MS Teams Conference Call
Chair of the PCA CUP SSG is:
Rebecca Stuckey- Lead AOS Nurse - Torbay and South Devon
Tenure: May 2021- May 2023
The Cancer of Unknown Primary and Acute oncology SSG endeavours to deliver equity of access to the best medical practice for our patient population, promote positive patient experiences as well as ensuring that the services provided are safe, efficient and guided by evidence based best practice.
Patients with Cancer of Unknown Primary usually present with metastatic disease (secondary cancer) and despite further investigation, the primary site of the cancer cannot be established.
Acute Oncology Services (AOS) aim to provide a coordinated approach to the care of cancer patients attending emergency departments (EDs) or who are admitted to hospital non-electively by another route. These services were developed in response to , the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death and a report by the National Chemotherapy Advisory Group, along with the Measures for Cancer Services . The recommendations from these reports have been embodied into the concept of AOS, aimed at ensuring a systematic approach is taken to dealing with cancer related emergencies.
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