Welcome to the website of the UK Chemotherapy Partnership – aiming to improve the quality and safety of chemotherapy delivery by sharing information, expertise and opinion. We open the door on the latest developments in chemotherapy service provision and give you access to NHS experts and their documentation to help you develop and improve your own service.

Chemotherapy service

Chemotherapy delivery can be complex and challenging. These are some of the practice innovations and developments within the UK aiming to improve the patient experience.

July 2014
Events & meetings

Acute Oncology: Developing a National Consensus - 11th July 2014
Video coming soon.


Coming soon. We are very excited to announce this new online educational resource. It will initially include 6 modules on cancer and chemotherapy.

Our videos

Healthcare professionals sharing experiences of service developments, including patient information videos for patients embarking on the treatment pathway.

What's new

Achieving World-Class Outcomes-A Strategy for England 2015-2020

Five year plan to radically improve cancer outcomes.

2015 ASCO Annual Meeting-Highlights

Highlights from the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting-Illumination & Innovation; Transforming Data into Learning

BOPA 18th Annual Symposium 23rd-25th October 2015-Telford

Register now open for pharmacists and technicians

Recovery Package-Cancer Nursing Partnership

The CNP is working to roll out the Recovery Package


Latest news

Study offers insights to how ovarian cancer grows, and potential to stop it

Can any cancer cell form another tumour, or is it only select cancer stem cells that give rise to new cancer cells? The answer, a new study finds, is both. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center looked at human ovarian...

Promising drug combination for advanced prostate cancer

A new drug combination may be effective in treating men with metastatic prostate cancer. Preliminary results of this new approach are encouraging and have led to an ongoing international study being conducted in 196 hospitals worldwide. "We hope to find...

Detecting cancer cells before they form metastases

Single cancer cells migrate with blood flow through the body before they settle in new tissue. In this way, metastases may be formed, even after the main tumour was treated successfully. It is difficult to detect cancer cells in the blood at an early...

Antibody-drug compounds and immunotherapy to treat breast cancer

To more efficiently treat breast cancer, scientists have been researching molecules that selectively bind to cancer cells and deliver a substance that can kill the tumour cells, for several years. Researchers from the University and University Hospital...

Optimal care for older cancer patients should target relevant HRQOL domains, according to EORTC study

In a paper recently published in the European Journal of Cancer, EORTC researchers identified health related quality of life (HRQOL) components that should be considered as most relevant for achieving optimal care for older cancer patients. Dr. Andrew...