Brinkmann Gynaecology

News digest: surgery in older people, BRCA genes & more

  • New data we published shows that older people are less likely to have cancer surgery compared to younger people. The Telegraph and the Mail covered the story, and we had this guest blog post from a surgeon.
  • Research from our scientists in London found that people could be putting their lives at risk by dismissing potential warning signs of cancer as less serious symptoms. The Mail and the Guardian were among the many media outlets to cover the study.
  • UK researchers found that for a particular community of women, who are at higher risk of carrying faults in the BRCA genes linked to breast cancer, wider screening to spot these faults could save lives, and money. The BBC has more.
  • There was widespread media coverage of new figures showing that 2015 will see an estimated 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK – due to an ageing population and better diagnosis and treatment. We also covered this on our news feed.
  • A new analysis from the King’s Fund suggests the NHS is in a ‘critical situation’ amid worsening waiting times, according to the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Independent.