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Improving rehabilitation for patients with brain cancers

09 September 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice


Guidelines for initial assessment, investigation and management of patients with brain and central nervous system cancers have been developed by the London Cancer...

Treatment of primary brain tumours in adults

05 December 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

This article considers the complexities of caring for patients with primary brain tumours. The incidence, classification and clinical signs and symptoms are...

Treatment of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours

08 September 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


Neuroendocrine tumours are rare, accounting for only 0.5 per cent of all malignancies. This is an often misdiagnosed and under-recognised condition that can lead to...

Caseloads may be limiting patient access to clinical nurse specialists

11 February 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article discusses findings from a report by the Brain Tumour Charity on the experiences of treatment and care in the UK of more than 1,000 people with low and...

Early recognition and management of brain tumours in children

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Brain tumours comprise over one quarter of all childhood cancers in the UK and are the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in children. The presentation of...

An overview of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours

29 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours including aetiology, investigations needed to make a diagnosis and the treatment options. It aims to provide...

Experiences of healthcare professionals in cancer assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities: a literature review

25 January 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

Learning disabilities

Cancer is a leading underlying cause of death among people with learning disabilities, who are less likely to receive screening tests for the disease than those...

Brain tumours in children: reducing time to diagnosis

02 April 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Although the leading cause of childhood, cancer-related deaths, initial presentations of brain tumours can mimic less serious conditions, which can delay diagnosis....

Managing children with raised intracranial pressure: part two (brain tumours and intracranial bleeds)

11 February 2014

Nursing Children and Young People


This article is the second of two examining the causes of increased intracranial pressure in children. Key features and management associated with brain tumours and...

Adult primary brain tumours: presentation, diagnosis, treatment and complications

16 August 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

brain tumours

Primary malignant brain tumours are aggressive tumours with limited treatment options, and as such they remain the largest cause of cancer-related deaths in men aged...