The way in which both the public and healthcare professionals view cancer has not kept pace with its changing landscape. Cancer is often seen in very simple terms either completely cured and back to normal or incurable and terminal. But there are many, many shades of grey. By Jane Maher, Consultant Oncologist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
The worlds leading architects are creating a network of architectural gems for a young British charity that is leading the way in psycho-social support for cancer sufferers.
Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology in Wirral isn't one to shout about the fact that it's one of the UK's leading cancer care providers. But it forwent this tradition in February when it opened a 17m, purpose-built, satellite radiotherapy centre in nearby Liverpool.
Throughout history we have witnessed many ways of treating cancer, some of which have been far from effective. However, over the past few years treatments to combat this disease have changed and improved to such an extent that the futures very bright for 21st century care.