Teaching

Elaine offers a variety of courses and materials suitable for people with different levels of scientific knowledge.

Some of Elaine’s courses and materials provide broad overviews of cancer biology and the science behind targeted cancer treatments. Other courses home-in on individual cancer types such as lung cancer, breast cancer, cancers of the digestive system or haematological cancers.

Course content ranges from key concepts in biology and genetics for those with a basic understanding of human biology, through to advanced courses suitable for medical oncologists and experienced trials staff.

Available courses 2018-19

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A photo of Elaine teaching a course

Face-to-face teaching

Elaine travels the UK and Europe presenting seminars and study days on the science behind targeted cancer treatments. She also speaks at numerous medical and charity conferences and meetings.

Every year, Elaine delivers a programme of courses in Manchester and London that anyone interested in targeted cancer treatments can book onto. These courses are generally designed for nurses, trials coordinators, pharmaceutical companies and junior oncologists.

Every course, module and presentation that Elaine delivers is bang up-to-date and incorporates the latest scientific advances and drug approvals.

Online education

In 2016 Elaine developed, wrote and presented an online course ‘Demystifying targeted cancer treatments’ for Cancer Research UK, which is hosted on the FutureLearn platform.

This course was first run in January 2017 and then again in June and November 2017. So far over 1,000 learners have completed the majority of the course.

A comment from one learner:

“My word this has been wonderful. Elaine you were great at presenting a lot of information succinctly and understandably. As a nurse I appreciate the nurses’ perspectives. Thanks so much.”

Contact Elaine if you’re interested in using her experience, knowledge and illustrations to develop your own online educational materials.

In-house training

Elaine has numerous pre-written study days and modules that she can deliver at short notice. Or, with a bit of warning, she can develop new materials tailored for a particular audience or topic.

Contact Elaine if you’d like her to visit your workplace or deliver a webinar that your staff can access.

Book

Elaine has written a book ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Targeted Cancer Treatments’. It is published by Wiley and is can be bought from the Blackwell’s website. The book contains over 100 of Elaine’s colourful illustrations and covers:

Chapter 1: An introduction to cancer cell biology and genetics
Chapter 2: Introducing targeted cancer treatments
Chapter 3: Treatments that block cell communication pathways
Chapter 4: Drugs that target: angiogenesis, fusion proteins, PARP, hedgehog signalling, CDKs
Chapter 5: Cancer immunotherapy
Chapter 6: Targeted treatments for common solid tumours
Chapter 7: Targeted treatments for haematological cancers

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