Biology of Cancer & Targeted Treatments for Solid Tumours

When Jul 06, 2015 10:00 AM to Jul 07, 2015 04:40 PM
Where Manchester
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This two day intermediate-level course gives research nurses and other trials staff the knowledge and confidence to discuss even the latest and most advanced targeted cancer treatments with their patients and colleagues. The course focuses on targeted treatments for solid tumours, but the information on day 1 is relevant to all cancer types. Throughout the two days, delegates are given the opportunity to digest and practise their new knowledge through a variety of practical exercises, question sheets and quizzes

Key Themes:

Day 1

  • Molecular basis of cancer
  • The molecular processes that drive cancer growth, spread and metastasis
  • Mechanisms of drug resistance
  • The cellular makeup of cancer tissue and the role of tumour microenvironment

Day 2

  • The current state of play of targeted cancer treatments
  • Newer approaches to targeted treatments
  • The evolution of clinical trial design
  • Targeting over-active growth pathways - monoclonal antibodies and kinase inhibitors

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