Introduction to Cancer Biology and Personalised Cancer Treatments

When Sep 06, 2016 from 09:55 AM to 04:55 PM
Where Manchester
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This two day intermediate-level course gives research nurses and trials staff the knowledge and confidence to discuss many new cancer treatments with their patients and colleagues. (Some o f theĀ  many drugs explained include: cetuximab /Erbitux, trastuzumab/Herceptin & bevacizumab/Avastin)

During the course, Elaine will explain many of the concepts behind the personalisation of cancer care such as: the range of different mutations in cancer cells, the difference between passenger and driver mutations, the appearance of drug resistance and the potential advantages of immunotherapy for cancers without targetable mutations.

The courses focuses on solid tumours. However, the emphasis on de-mystifying and explaining the science behind cancer treatments will benefit anyone working with cancer patients or cancer clinical trials

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