We’re excited to be working with Macmillan Cancer Support to deliver a series of cancer webinars with Dr David Plume, our Cancer Course Director and Macmillan GP Advisor, and Dr Richard Simcock, a Consultant Oncologist and Macmillan Consultant Advisor.
Webinar one - UKONS tools and acute oncology
David and Richard take a look at some of the changes we have seen in the last five to ten years; Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT), has advanced enormously, with mainstreaming of drugs such as Monoclonal Antibodies and other targeted therapies (which, not too long ago would have been considered science fiction!)
Webinar two - Breast cancer - a 'treatable, but not curable' disease
David and Richard discuss the consequences of breast cancer and it’s treatment, what the impact of some of new treatment regimens may be for our patients, and what our role as GPs might be in supporting these women with a “treatable but not curable" disease.
Webinar three - Primary Care Guide to Immunotherapy - Tuesday 18th September at 7pm
Dr Anna Olsson-Brown (Clinical Research Fellow and Medical Oncology Registrar at the University of Liverpool and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre) and Dr David Plume (GPwSI and Red Whale GP Update Cancer Course Director) will be with you shortly for our primary care guide to immunotherapy webinar.
They’ll be discussing the science behind immunotherapy drugs and how they exert their effects, why not all our patients with ostensibly the same tumour will be offered immunotherapy, the significant impact that immunotherapies are already making on the prognosis of some of our previously poorly treatable cancers, and of course those weird and wonderful treatment effects which can present to us long after initial therapy has been completed, so can easily catch us out!