Past Event

Introduction to Oncology and Cancer Treatment

29–30 March 2017
Kensington, United Kingdom

What is Introduction to Oncology and Cancer Treatment?

Introduction to Oncology and Its Treatment is a two-day, rapid and progressive face-to-face training programme. Led by specialist physicians delegates are provided with a comprehensive overview of Oncology. This course equips attendees with the knowledge to discuss Oncology and Cancer treatment confidently and credibly.

Introduction to Oncology and Cancer Treatment provides an introductory overview of the terminology and classification of cancer and the principle issues in treating various cancers.  The course is led by respected clinical experts who will discuss overall patient presentation, management, diagnosis and staging of a range of major tumours. The issues of oncology trials will be discussed. Group discussion and question and answer sessions are integral to the course. This oncology programme is aimed specifically at the pharmaceutical, medical technology and biotechnology and associated healthcare industries.

What does this oncology training course include?

  • A review of commonly available anti-cancer drugs with emphasis on mode of action, dose intensity and chemotherapy regimes with particular focus on Immunotherapies
  • The treatment of major tumour types: breast, lung, upper gastrointestinal (GI), colorectal, prostate, ovarian and melanoma. Each session is presented by clinicians active in these areas. Following each session our experts will lead delegates in interactive group discussion on the key issues relating to effective management of each tumour type
  • New drug development and identification
  • New pharmacological targets of particular interest and value.
  • Clinical trial design issues are also included.

Topics included in this oncology training:

  • Cancer: terminology and classification
  • Clinical trial issues in oncology
  • Introduction to treatment and management of cancer
  • New developments in cancer therapy
  • Introduction to the major tumour types including; breast, lung, upper gastrointestinal (GI), colorectal, prostate, ovarian and melanoma

Faculty includes:

Dr David Chao, Consultant in Medical Oncology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
Dr Mark Harrison, Clinical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, London, UK
Dr Rob Hughes, Consultant Oncologist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, London, UK
Dr David Miles, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, London, UK
Dr Marianne Nicolson, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
Professor Jaap Verweij, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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