Cancer Services

£40 million investment in Cornwall’s NHS

Added on December 12, 2018, in News - Cancer Services / Clinical Imaging / Patient Experience

More than £40 million to be spent improving Cornwall’s hospitals and healthcare as part of major transformation programme. Health leaders in Cornwall welcomed the news today that more than £40 million is to be invested in key hospital and healthcare projects in the county. The funding, part of the government’s long term plan for the […]

The Cove Macmillan Support Centre Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Added on November 26, 2018, in News - Cancer Services

The Cove Macmillan Support Centre in Truro is celebrating two years of supporting local cancer patients and their families. Since opening in November 2016 The Cove has gone from strength to strength supporting approximately 27,700 local cancer patients, families and carers with over 15,200 people coming through the doors in the last year alone. The […]

Cornwall nurse facilitator honoured at national cancer excellence awards

Added on November 13, 2018, in Award - Awards and Achievements / Cancer Services

A Macmillan Nurse Facilitator at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has been honoured for her inspirational work in cancer care.

Tic Toc stops clocks in another successful patient recruitment trial

Added on July 16, 2018, in - Cancer Services

The Trial of Intraoperative Cell Salvage vs Transfusion in Ovarian Cancer (TIC TOC) has successfully completed the patient recruitment stage.

MySunrise App goes live 11th June at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Added on June 11, 2018, in - Cancer Services / General News / Patient Experience

A diagnosis of Cancer can be a real shock and a very uncertain time for patients and their families. With so many cancers types and new treatments, each patient journey is different.

The Cove Earns Macmillan Quality Mark

Added on May 17, 2018, in Award - Awards and Achievements / Cancer Services / Cove

The Cove Macmillan Support Centre based in Truro is celebrating being awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) in recognition of the centre’s excellent standards of care for local people affected by cancer. The award was presented yesterday by Ed Murphy, Macmillan Strategic Partnership Manager to Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust’s Chief Executive, Kathy Byrne and The Cove’s team of staff and volunteers.

A drug trialled in Cornwall has today been announced as a “breakthrough” in breast cancer treatment

Added on November 16, 2017, in News - Cancer Services / General News

The drug, called ribociclib, has been shown to slow the progression of advanced breast cancer by at least 10 months and can delay the need for chemotherapy, giving women the chance to live a normal life for longer.

New research facility opens at Sunrise Centre

Added on July 26, 2017, in News - Cancer Services / Research

Cancer patients in Cornwall will now have even wider opportunities to access the latest treatments and take part in cancer trials with the opening

Celebrations at The Cove with a visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall

Added on July 21, 2017, in News - Cancer Services / Events

Staff, volunteers, patients and guests were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cornwall on Wednesday

Ringing in a new life – Riley is first to sound new End of Treatment Bell

Added on July 11, 2017, in News - Cancer Services

Here is the moment 6 year old Riley Thomas from Redruth, became the first patient to ring the new End of Treatment Bell on the CLIC unit at RCHT