Understanding Cancer Treatments

Wednesday 27th June 2018

 

This is a one day course that will enable you to develop a broad understanding of cancer treatment options

Course Outline

This is a one day course presented by David O'Halloran that will enable you to develop a broad understanding of cancer treatment options, their potential side effects and the complex terminology used. The sessions are supplemented by quizzes to aid understanding and group interactive question and answer sessions to keep everyone engaged. This course will be beneficial to those who attended the Introduction to Cancer study day.

Topics Covered

  • The role of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies in the treatment of cancer
  • The biology underpinning cancer and its treatment
  • The role of oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes and DNA repair genes in the formation of cancer and how our understanding helps formulate our treatment options
  • The hallmarks of cancer
  • Common terminology associated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies
  • The side effects of treatments associated with these cancer treatments

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course delegates will understand:

- The role of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies in the treatment of cancer

- The relationship between the cell cycle and DNA and the effective working of these treatment strategies

- How the more common chemotherapy drugs work and the terminology associated with chemotherapy

- The different routes of administration of chemotherapy drugs

- How radiotherapy works effectively against cancer

- Common terminology associated with radiotherapy

- The difference between external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy

- The targets associated with targeted treatments

- The role of oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes and effective treatments

- The various categories and ways of working of targeted treatments

- The side effects of treatments associated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy

Target Audience

Those who attended the Introduction to Cancer study day and anyone working with cancer information and data in all formats.

Fees

£180 (Non-NHS)

£100 (NHS)

 

Further Information

Please email education.events@Christie.nhs.uk or call 0161 918 7409

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