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Community Oncology

Delivered in collaboration with experts from Velindre Cancer Centre, this course is tailored to the learning needs of healthcare professionals who are based in the community (eg primary care teams, other community based health care professionals) who are interested in learning more about oncology issues which might be encountered in primary care.

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Who it’s for

This multi- professional day course is ideal for GPs and primary/community based health care teams from a wide range of professional groups but will be relevant to any community based clinical staff who regularly work with cancer patients.

What you’ll learn

Delivered by an expert team of doctors and nurses, the course will provide learning updates on crucial oncology topics and details on how the pandemic has altered traditional treatment regimes.

The course will also focus on communication skills and support clinical staff who have challenging clinical conversations with patients.

The Community Oncology team is made up of:

  • Professor Fiona Rawlinson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, and Programme Director of Postgraduate Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University
  • Dr Mick Button, Consultant Oncologist and Deputy Clinical Director at Velindre Cancer Centre
  • Dr Elise Lang, GP partner and trainer in North Cardiff, Macmillan GP Clinical Lead for Velindre Cancer Centre, and Macmillan Clinical Advisor for Wales.

Topics covered

6 topic areas will be covered:

  • immunotherapy update: what to worry about; what to do about it
  • post-covid treatment plans update – radiotherapy – what you need to know
  • rapid diagnostic centre and carcinoma of unknown primary pathway update
  • acute oncology service
  • genomics and cancer – what you need to know
  • the language of cancer – what you need to know

Draft schedule (subject to change)

09:00Registration and coffee
09:30Immunotherapy update
10:30 - 11:00Coffee and networking
11:00Post covid treatment plans update - radiotherapy - what you need to know
11:45Rapid diagnostic pathway update
12:30 - 13:30Lunch and networking
13:30Acute oncology service
14:30Genomics and cancer - what you need to know
15:30The language of cancer - what you need to know
16:30Evaluation and close
16:35End of the day


Delegates will benefit from increased knowledge and confidence to help them better manage oncology patients.


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