Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) SSG and AOS Meeting

Next Meeting
Date: TBC
Time: 14:00-15:00
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

Contact Details:
email:
rde-tr.peninsulacanceralliancessgs@nhs.net

Meeting Notes available on request via the above email address.


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.


SSG Documents

SSG Terms of Reference


Acute Oncology Covid 19 Management Plans 

AOSguidance-with-review-group-Final310320-3


Clinical Guidelines 

PCA CUP AND AOS SSG - Clinical Guidelines for CUP Patients V1.2


Useful Links and Documents 

Clinical_Advice_for_the_Provision_of_Acute_Oncology_Services_Oct_2017

Macmillan
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/search/searchresults.aspx?query=cancer+of+unknown+primary

CUP Foundation
http://www.cupfoundjo.org/