Two-week urgent referrals for suspected childhood cancer: experience within a large tertiary centre
- General Paediatrics Department, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
- Correspondence to Dr Reg Bragonier, General Paediatrics Department, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Marlborough St, Bristol BS2 8BJ, UK;
Contributors CK searched the literature for previous publications on this topic and reviewed the recent article referenced. RB collected the data from the institution. Both authors contributed to writing the manuscript.
- Received 4 March 2012
- Accepted 23 March 2012
- Published Online First 25 April 2012
In a recently published article on the role of the 2-week urgent referral system for suspected childhood cancer,1 Mant and Nanduri consider whether their findings, among the 35 patients referred to this system, might be representative of the wider population. We recently analysed our suspected cancer referral data for January 2009–December 2011. During this 3-year period, we received 312 such referrals. Our hospital is the main secondary care centre for paediatrics in Bristol …