The Association of Cancer Physicians

... representing and supporting Medical Oncologists in the UK

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The Late Medical Effects of Cancer Treatments - RCP Conference - 11th November 2016

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Recent data from Cancer Research UK suggest that of those patients diagnosed in 2010/11 over 50% will become long-term survivors. Even those patients not cured now experience increasing survival with advanced cancer. With an ageing population there will be increased numbers of cancer survivors in the UK, 2 million in 2010 rising to 4 million by 2030. There are increasing numbers of very long term survivors of cancer. Moreover, the needs of these cancer survivors are further complicated by the age-associated increase in co morbidity” (ACP Strategy for Improving Services and Outcomes for Cancer Patients, 2015).

Cancer survivorship is a strategic focus for the ACP and the Royal College of Physicians is hosting a 1-day conference that will focus on the 'medical' late effects of cancer treatments.

This conference was nominated by the ACP/Joint Specialty Committee and will provide a forum to discuss best practice between medical oncologists and our physicianly colleagues and therefore we support what promises to be an excellent conference

Programme highlights

  • scale and nature, and the patient's perspective of the problem
  • the systemic effects of cancer treatment – endocrine, respiratory, cardiac and exercise
  • bone metabolism
  • research in late effects
  • cancer as a chronic disease
  • how to do late effects of cancer treatment care well.

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Last Updated on Friday, 23 September 2016 17:30

Fellowship Opportunities in Sheffield/Newcastle and CRUK clinical trial fellowships

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Clinical Research Fellowship – Sheffield

This is a fully funded PhD Clinical Research Fellowship to start in Sheffield as soon as possible, which would be suitable for medical (or clinical) oncologists or for other trainees who have already obtained MRCP and are interested in a career in oncology. The project involves the opportunity to run a clinical trial in breast cancer which already has Ethics approval in place as well as obtaining high quality lab experience.   Details in the following link

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:07

ACP Cancer Physicians in Training Weekend - 15th & 16th October 2016

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We are delighted to announce the programme for the ACP Cancer Physicians in Training Weekend 2016 - which promises to be bigger and better than ever before! 


This year we have an excellent programme of speakers (including the National Clinical Director for Cancer, Professor Chris Harrison) covering a wide variety of topics - from basic science to career advice.


It is noramlly attended by over 100 trainees from across the country and it is an excellent opportunity for trainees of all levels to learn, network and have a good time!


There are still some places left so reserve yours now. (For ACP Trainee Members only - Please email Alison Norton to apply for membership, and you can simultaneously reserve your place) 

We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Adam, Mark and Sam (ACP Trainee Representatives)

Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2016 15:56

Trainees Newsletter - February 2016

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Junior Doctors Contract:

Although not specifically an oncology issue it will clearly affect each and every one of us. The executive have been extremely supportive of its trainees, publishing a statement highlighting the detrimental impact the proposed contract would have on oncology and was signed by over 150 oncology consultants. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey related to the contract – there were 139 responses and the results are here

The statement together with the results to the survey received widespread media publicity – both in paper and online press (The GuardianThe MirrorThe Metro)

Call for New Trainee Representative:

Hannah Taylor has been an ACP Trainee rep (for England and Wales) for the last 3 years and we would like to thank her for all her hard work and time she has spent with the committee, organising the surveys and trainee weekends. As her term has come to an end we are now looking for a new representative from England (excluding North West and North East) and Wales. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to stand.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2016 17:55

James Maxwell Grant Prophit fellowship

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Applications are invited for a research fellowship to support research in tuberculosis or lung cancer.

The fellowship

The fellowship will support salary and associated costs for the fellow together with a contribution (where appropriate) to laboratory expenses. The appointment will initially be for 1 year, however it may be possible to renew it for a second year.

Initial applications should be submitted on the appropriate forms, which are available to download here. These applications will be used to produce a shortlist of candidates, from whom more detailed submissions may be required.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 May 2016 18:05

What's it like to be a medical oncologist?

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Watch an interview by ACP Committee members Dr Alison Jones and Dr Adam Januszewski as they discuss the training programme and what it's like to do the job.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 February 2016 20:20

Courses for Trainees

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We have compiled a list of courses, from regional to international, that trainees might wish to consider as a component of their training programme. Information includes location, approximate date, summary of content, and the cost.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2014 13:21

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