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.
Primary Care Guide to Pancreatic Cancer (29th January 2019)
Join Dr David Plume (GP and Red Whale GP Update Cancer Course Director) and Professor Andrew Hart (a consultant Gastroenterologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and Pancreatic Cancer UK consultant) for our next Red Whale webinar in association with Macmillan on pancreatic cancer.
Primary Care Guide to Bowel Cancer (11th December 2018)
Dr David Plume, Mr John Griffiths and Dr Nicki Robinson discuss everything from why we need to be more watchful in the under 55’s, how age affects the location of bowel cancers and the implications, how FIT testing works, the potential pitfalls of differing levels for screening and investigation of the symptomatic patient and much more.
Primary Care Guide to Haematological Malignancies with Bloodwise (12th November 2018)
Dr Karthik Ramasamy, Lead Clinician for myeloma and other plasma dyscrasias in Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, and Dr Chris Hatton, clinical lead at the Oxford University Hospitals haematology department, join Dr David Plume (GPwSI and Red Whale GP Update Cancer Course Director) to discuss the big three haematological malignancies - Leukaemia, Myeloma and Lymphoma.
Primary Care Guide to Immunotherapy (20th September 2018)
Join 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) for our Primary Care Guide to Immunotherapy Webinar.
They discuss 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!
Breast cancer - a 'treatable, but not curable' disease (12th June 2018)
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.
UKONS tools and acute oncology (15th May 2018)
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!)