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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

305 Grattan Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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THE LATEST CANCER THERAPIES AND FOLLOW UP IN PRIMARY CARE

For General Practitioners and Practice Nurses

Cancer therapies continue to evolve, leading to improved outcomes and a growing population of cancer survivors. This practical forum will include an overview of the newer cancer treatments, their side effects and the information primary care physicians need to know to manage follow up.

This popular cancer update has sold out each year and is held annually on a Saturday in partnership with the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre- A Richard Pratt Legacy and Cancer Council Victoria. These interactive presentations consist of cancer-related topics relevant to general practice.

The 2018 forum will be held at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building in October and will include:

  • Immunotherapy and targeted therapy: a basic overview to help primary care physicians understand these treatments. What GPs need to be aware of to follow up patients appropriately. Which cancers are they used in and how the prognosis has changed.

  • Breast cancer risk assessment and risk reduction: including how risk reduction medication should be discussed and prescribed in primary care.

  • Breast cancer endocrine therapy: including monitoring patients in general practice.

  • Radiotherapy: monitoring and management of long-term effects in primary care. Case studies.

  • Management and significance of malnutrition, fatigue, return to work and exercise in cancer survivors.

Confirmed expert speakers:

  • Dr Kate Burbury (Consultant Haematologist)

  • Prof Kelly Phillips (Consultant Medical Oncologist Breast Service)

  • Dr Marisa Grossi (Medical Oncologist)

  • Dr Alexis Butler (General Practitioner)

  • Dr David Kok (Radiation Oncologist and Director of Training)

  • Ms Jenelle Loeliger (Dietitian and Joint Head of Nutrition and Speech Pathology)

  • Dr Eva Zopf (Research Manager, Exercise and Nutrition Research Program)

  • Ms Celia Marston (Senior Occupational Therapist)

Saturday 27 October 2018

Registration: 8.30am - 8.50am

Forum: 8.50am - 1.00pm

Refreshments, light breakfast and brunch will be provided

Lecture Theatre B, Level 7| Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne

Limited places available

If you would like to be on the email list for information about this and other upcoming primary care education events, please email: contactacsc@petermac.org. Book now to reserve your place!

This event is accredited with 6 QI&CPD Cat 2 points with RACGP [Activity no. 141879]




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