Help us create a Senior Adult Oncology Programme

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Jen Newman, Senior Specialist Dietitian with older patientConsultant Susan Lalondrelle with female Asian patient


Establishing a team dedicated to the care of older adults being managed at The Royal Marsden


Background

With the support of our West London Cancer Alliance RM Partners, we are establishing a Senior Adult Oncology Programme (SAOP) team dedicated to the care of older adults being managed at The Royal Marsden.

This team will include different professions (doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, psychologists and social workers) and aim to provide these patients a more personalised treatment approach. This approach can reduce the risk of side effects and inpatient admissions on anticancer drug therapies and surgery and improve patients’ quality of life.

Our plan

We will start implementing this new model of care in the Breast Unit medical oncology clinics at the Sutton site of the hospital in November 2021.

In these clinics, older patients with breast cancer being considered for anticancer drug therapy will meet a dedicated doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician and pharmacist who will provide them with specific recommendations on the management of their cancer and any additional problems based on their individual circumstances.

Upon successful implementation of this model by the end of 2022, we will gradually expand the service and the SAOP team to include also older individuals diagnosed with different tumours and being considered for surgery.

Get involved

Share your ideas - What would make an excellent Senior Adult Oncology Programme? What should our priorities be? Add your own idea or like and comment on ideas already posted

Leave a comment - What is the one thing you want to say? Do you have any thoughts or comments you would like to share? Tell us what is on your mind here

Ask us a question - Want to know more about how this service will look? Interested in what the team will look like and how it will operate?

Register your interest in getting involved - email [email protected] if you want to work with us to build this service

If this is your first visit to Cancer Patients' Voice register so you can keep up to date with all the chances to get involved in improving cancer research and services.


Jen Newman, Senior Specialist Dietitian with older patientConsultant Susan Lalondrelle with female Asian patient


Establishing a team dedicated to the care of older adults being managed at The Royal Marsden


Background

With the support of our West London Cancer Alliance RM Partners, we are establishing a Senior Adult Oncology Programme (SAOP) team dedicated to the care of older adults being managed at The Royal Marsden.

This team will include different professions (doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, psychologists and social workers) and aim to provide these patients a more personalised treatment approach. This approach can reduce the risk of side effects and inpatient admissions on anticancer drug therapies and surgery and improve patients’ quality of life.

Our plan

We will start implementing this new model of care in the Breast Unit medical oncology clinics at the Sutton site of the hospital in November 2021.

In these clinics, older patients with breast cancer being considered for anticancer drug therapy will meet a dedicated doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician and pharmacist who will provide them with specific recommendations on the management of their cancer and any additional problems based on their individual circumstances.

Upon successful implementation of this model by the end of 2022, we will gradually expand the service and the SAOP team to include also older individuals diagnosed with different tumours and being considered for surgery.

Get involved

Share your ideas - What would make an excellent Senior Adult Oncology Programme? What should our priorities be? Add your own idea or like and comment on ideas already posted

Leave a comment - What is the one thing you want to say? Do you have any thoughts or comments you would like to share? Tell us what is on your mind here

Ask us a question - Want to know more about how this service will look? Interested in what the team will look like and how it will operate?

Register your interest in getting involved - email [email protected] if you want to work with us to build this service

If this is your first visit to Cancer Patients' Voice register so you can keep up to date with all the chances to get involved in improving cancer research and services.

Page last updated: 31 December 2021, 15:05