Navigation Links
Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis
Date:8/7/2009

Significant numbers of children in the UK are suffering from preventable levels of disability, particularly blindness, and premature death because of poor diagnosis of brain tumours.

A new study by scientists at The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, funded by the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, shows that prolonged and slow diagnosis can make long term survivors of childhood brain tumours up to 10 times more likely to suffer disability. 450 children in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year. The average time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis in children in the UK is between two and three months, that's up to three times longer than the rest of Europe and the USA.

David Walker, Professor of Paediatric Oncology at the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, University of Nottingham, said: "Our study showed that the UK health system is the slowest system for making this diagnosis compared to reports from other countries. It takes more than 13 weeks in the UK to make this diagnosis for half of the patients, whilst in the US and Poland this is achieved within 5 weeks. The research also showed that symptoms increased in number and that disability increased in severity as time passed before diagnosis. This indicates that delays in diagnosis are affecting the severity of disability for the children and young people, which can have life-long consequences. "

Chief Executive of the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, Paul Carbury said: "A quarter of all childhood cancers now occur in the brain and more children are dying of brain tumours than any other cancer. We are concerned that children in the UK are being short-changed by delays in diagnosis, which are leading to poor outcomes compared with the rest of Europe and the USA. This is true for teenagers too, with evidence suggesting that many visit their GP numerous times before being referred."

David Kershaw, who
'/>"/>

Contact: Louise Evans
44-125-272-5346
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. China Sky One Medical, Inc. Delays Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Earnings Conference Call
2. Babies Born Only 2 to 3 Weeks Early May Face Development Delays
3. Harsh Impact of Social Security Delays for People With Disabilities: United Spinal Associations Peggy Hathaway Testifies Before Congress
4. Nelnet Delays Earnings Announcement
5. Study finds pregnancy has no impact on breast cancer survival, delays treatment, diagnosis
6. Women May Be More Likely to Experience EMS Delays for Heart Care
7. Women With Heart Attack Symptoms See Delays in Care
8. Delays in radiation therapy lead to increased breast cancer recurrence
9. Brains Magnetic Fields Reveal Language Delays in Autism
10. Historic Lawsuit Challenges Unacceptable Delays in Delivering Benefits to Americas Veterans by Department of Veterans Affairs
11. Historic Legislation to End Delays in Veterans Health Care Funding
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... Paul, MN (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... annual Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition Lobby Day ... the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). Everlast ... the 2015 PE Bill SF343/HF498 which would strengthen ... require annual student assessments and other measures to ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 Canadian Cannabis ... safe prescribing and utilization of medical cannabis as ... network of doctors and clinics dedicated to providing ... a trusted gateway for patients searching for medical ... territories, recently launched their sub domain for Canada. ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in ... is through the Laws of Peace written in the Holy ... article titled, “Yahweh’s Way-The Great Difference” focuses on the past ... the original biblical instructions has caused mass chaos worldwide. ... in the world is based on man-made laws that will ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Moreno Ranches, a top breeder of Brahman ... the 2015 International Brahman Show and Sale, held in ... categories of show cattle for sale. , “We are ... Brahman show,” explained Kelvin Moreno, head of Moreno Ranches. ... our superior genetics is in the placements across divisions ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF), ... wellness for the poor and underserved in San Diego ... its annual $1 million award, the Innovation Initiative (i2). ... the 2015 round of our Innovation Initiative Award,” AHF ... some incredibly creative and ambitious projects in the past ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Everlast Climbing Advocates to Strengthen Physical Education in Minnesota Schools 2Health News:Canadian Cannabis Clinics (CCC) to Join the Canada.MarijuanaDoctors.com Network 2Health News:The World Does Not Have to Continue in Misery, Says Yisrayl Hawkins in New Article 2Health News:Red and Gray Brahman Cattle Champions Announced by Moreno Ranches at International Brahman Show and Sale in Houston, Texas 2Health News:Applications Open for $1M Innovation Initiative Award from Alliance Healthcare Foundation 2
... have found an interesting wrinkle in the decision- making process ... differently when they rely on past experiences, rather than when ... , The research team gave people two kinds of ... a double-or-nothing win. The other choice was between a sure ...
... performed by female runners not only significantly reduced ... by runners -- but they also improved the ... expert Tracy Dierks. "The results indicate ... pain, which corresponded to improved mechanics," said Dierks, ...
... In a multicenter clinical trial, UT Southwestern ... of stereotactic radiation therapy requiring fewer treatments are ... cancer. Results of the trial, available in ... that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which delivers ...
... June 2 (HealthDay News) -- A man,s heart disease risk after ... to his mother,s body size and placenta size when he was ... of a mother,s lifetime nutrition and the early growth of her ... epidemiology at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, said ...
... 2011 Children whose parents get divorced generally don,t experience ... their peersand don,t catch upwhen it comes to math and ... according to a new study. In addition, the study, ... Sociological Review , finds that children of divorce are more ...
... mothers face poorer health at midlife than do women who ... which appears in the June 2011 issue of the ... had their first child outside of marriage described their health ... This is the first U.S. study to document long-term negative ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ACSM: Stronger hips improved running mechanics, lessened knee pain 2Health News:Higher doses of radiation in fewer treatments proved safe, effective for low-risk prostate cancer 2Health News:Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition 2Health News:Study: Children of divorce lag behind peers in math and social skills 2Health News:Single moms entering midlife may lead to public health crisis 2Health News:Single moms entering midlife may lead to public health crisis 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 Concord Medical ... (NYSE: CCM ), a leading specialty hospital ... network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in ... signing of a purchase agreement under which Concord ... subsidiary of the Company, agreed to acquire the ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015  WebMD Health Corp. ... of health information, today announced an exclusive ... National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria ... the urgency and importance of addressing antibiotic-resistant ... global health.    The WebMD interview, ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015  The Burzynski Research ... study independently conducted by the Department of Surgery ... Japan have been published. The study, ... hepatic arterial infusion as post-operative adjuvant therapy with ... of the liver. A total ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Concord Medical Announces Acquisition of Fortis Surgical Hospital in Singapore 2Concord Medical Announces Acquisition of Fortis Surgical Hospital in Singapore 3Exclusive: WebMD Interviews President Obama About Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistance 2Exclusive: WebMD Interviews President Obama About Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistance 3
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 6.0 mm and length 7.5 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 10.0 mm and length 10 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 8.0 mm and length 5 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 8.0 mm and length 5 mm....
Medicine Products: