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.

March 2016
Events & meetings

UKCP Systemic-Anti Cancer Therapy Masterclass
Programme to follow.  


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

Recovery Package-Cancer Nursing Partnership

The CNP is working to roll out the Recovery Package

Understanding Cancer E-Learning

Understanding Cancer was launched in April 2012.


Latest news

Anti-cancer effects found in natural compound derived from onions

Research from Kumamoto University, Japan has found that a natural compound isolated from onions, onionin A (ONA), has several anti-ovarian cancer properties. This discovery is a result of research on the effects of ONA on a preclinical model of...

Crossing the blood-brain barrier with novel glutamine blocker

In efforts to develop new treatments for brain cancer, scientists from Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery and the Kimmel Cancer Center's Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy report they have altered the structure of an experimental drug that...

Researchers deploy viruses to improve cancer treatments

Stand Up To Cancer-funded researchers are using viruses to ramp up the effectiveness of a range of cancer treatments – including immunotherapy and radiotherapy, in a new study launched in October. The scientists, based at The Institute for Cancer...

Novel mechanisms of action discovered for skin cancer medication Imiquimod

Imiquimod is a medication successfully used in the treatment of skin diseases. In addition to its known mechanism of action, it also triggers other processes in the body. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have succeeded in...

New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

A small molecule called TASIN-1 (truncated APC selective inhibitor) can selectively kill cells with a mutation that is considered to be a precursor to colon cancer, while sparing related normal cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer biologists have...