An Introduction to Systemic Cancer Treatments and Cancer Biomarkers


Format:
This is a live, virtual event. Each morning’s content is split over three presentations of ~40 minutes each. Elaine will be online throughout both mornings to interact with learners and answer questions in the live Q&A sessions that follow each presentation. Videos of the presentations will be available online for 30 days after the live event.

Description: This course is designed specifically for those new to cancer, or those wishing to refresh their knowledge. In the first morning Elaine will provide an overview of the mechanisms of action of chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. In the second, she will describe what biomarkers are, where they’re found, how they’re detected, and what they’re used for. Topics include genetic analysis, so-called “virtual biopsies”, and how biomarkers can give both prognostic and predictive information.

Audience: This course is ideal for nurses who are new to caring for cancer patients or who wish to refresh and expand their knowledge. This course is also suitable for anyone involved in cancer research and trials.

Cost: £50 per morning
To book, contact: conferenceteam@rmh.nhs.uk

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