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Date     : 12th and 13th November 2014

Venue : Education Centre (Dept 17), The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Course outline:

This is a two day course by David O'Halloran which gives a basic understanding of cancer. Through a series of presentations, the speaker describes how cancer develops, the commonest types of cancer, cancer detection and treatment modalities. With sessions supplemented by quizzes to aid understanding and group interactive question and answer sessions to further engage discussion of the topics.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course delegates will understand:
  • Why cancer can be found in any place in the body.
  • Why knowledge of different cell types helps identify where certain cancers are more likely to develop.
  • Why cancer has the ability to move and grow away from the primary site of origin.
  • The methods of spread such as local invasion, lymphatic and blood spread, seeding and transcoelomic spread.
  • How disease progression will influence pain management.
  • How tumours can be classified with specific consideration of staging and grading systems.
  • LIkely treatment options for a patient with cancer.
  • Anatomy and oncology related specific tumour sites.

Topic covered:
  • Introduction to cells, tissues and cancer.
  • Classification of cancer.
  • The spread of cancer.
  • Overview of treatment options.
  • Female reproductive system & tumours (including breast).
  • Oral cavity, large intestine oncology, testicular and prostate cancer.
  • Circulatory system and related oncology.
  • Respiratory system & tumours.

Targeted audience:

This two day course is specifically designed for staff new to oncology and is suitable for research, admin support, industry, CTU, hospice and any other staff groups who require an overview and undertanding of the anatomy, biology and treatments of cancer. This course is constantly evaluated as excellent by those that attend, with those who have already attended the one day treatments course by David O’Halloran highly recommended to further their knowledge on this course.


Delegate fee: £200.00

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