Cancer (not so) Basics.
This group of 3 webinars will introduce you to the fundamentals of cancer and cancer development. By introducing you first to the cells and tissues of the body and how cells replicate, you are quickly covering more detailed aspects of cancer biology with confidence. Lots of terminology in these three webinars which will give you a thorough grounding in cancer and how it develops.
This group of webinar are ideally suited to those new to the field of cancer, or who have found themselves in a new role and need more background in this subject area. Particularly useful for MDT coordinators, Cancer Data collectors, Clinical coders, Clinical trials staff and cancer nurses new to oncology – but that doesn’t rule out anyone who feels they need a little extra help in understanding cancer as a disease. Researchers, GPs, Pharmaceutical companies, scientific writers and many others have all accessed this group of webinars to further their cancer knowledge.
Cancer Demystified! Cells, Tissues & Cancer
In this webinar, you will learn about important aspects of cell biology and cell replication fundamental to understanding how cancer develops. You will learn how cells group together to form different tissues, found in different places within the body. As the webinar develops you will begin to grasp important differences between epithelial and connective tissues, and generate an understanding for the names we give tumours. Oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes will be introduced and their role within neoplasm formation. Throughout the webinar, you will be introduced to much terminology – in-situ, invasive, carcinoma, differentiation, grade, differentiation. Everything will be explained, leaving you better equipped in your important roles…be prepared for many light bulb moments in this webinar!
Metastasis Explained! Why & How cancer spreads
Metastasis defines cancer! In this webinar, you will learn why. You will begin to understand the characteristics that cancer cells derive which allow them to spread and the webinar will move onto explaining how cancer gets to different parts of the body. Direct, lymphatic, blood and transcoelomic (across a cavity) spread, will all be explained, leaving you will an all-round grasp of metastasis and its role in tumour progression.
Staging & Grading of Cancer
Staging and grading are two of the biggest drivers in deciding what treatment our cancer patient may receive. Join us on this webinar and you will learn how staging and grading influence patient management and prognosis. You will become familiar with the similarities and differences between stage and grade, and gain a good grasp of terms such as, ‘well’ and ‘poorly differentiation’ with respect to tumours. You will gain an appreciation of the fundamental principles of both staging and grading before going onto to cover more detailed aspects. Lots of really useful information in this webinar allowing you to understand more and partake more confidently in discussion with other professionals and patients alike.
A group of four webinars designed to bring you up to speed with the treatments we use for our cancer patients, many of who will receive a combination of these treatments. It is important to understand how these treatments work against the cancer, but also to consider their side effects and how they might be remedied. Quite a bit of science in these webinars, but brought over in a way that you will understand. Best suited for those that have been in their role for a while, but also work very well as a follow on for the ‘Cancer (not so) Basic’ series.
Very suitable for MDT coordinators and nurses, along with research staff working with these treatments. Medical Scientific offers within pharmaceutical companies will find these webinars very useful. Cancer managers, service improvement facilitators, Cancer Research UK staff and many others have all accessed these webinars to further their cancer knowledge.
Introduction to Radiotherapy
This session is designed to introduce you to the concepts and aims of radiotherapy. As the webinar progresses you will begin to appreciate the differences between external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. Throughout the session, you will establish an understanding of the terminology associated with radiotherapy. Fractionation will be explained in terms that you understand and you will acquire a grasp of how radiation interacts with and kills cells. Radiotherapy treatment planning and the daily treatment processes will be explained, before introducing you to more complicated radiotherapy techniques – Conformal, IMRT, IGRT, Stereotactic. And there will be plenty of time to ask questions, thereby making sure that you go away from the webinar with a good grounding in what radiotherapy entails. Join me for this enlightening webinar and begin your journey in understanding about radiotherapy.
Often wondered what a ‘chemotherapy cycle’ is? Or why we give chemotherapy in combinations? And why we give these combinations such names like ABVD, CHOP? And what do these acronyms stand for? Well you’ve come to the right place. Everything will be explained in this webinar. You will be introduced to the different categories of drugs – alkylating, antimetabolites, anthracyclines, topoisomerase inhibitors, mitotic inhibitors. You will begin to understand how a knowledge of the cell cycle underpins why chemotherapy is used and how it works against the cell. Unfortunately, chemotherapy does cause side effects…why is this and what are they? Join me for this excellent webinar and begin your journey in understanding about chemotherapy.
An Introduction to Targeted Therapies in Cancer
The problem with radiotherapy and chemotherapy is that they cause too many side effects, and do not really pay attention to the difference between cancer cells and normal cells. Targeted therapies are designed to do just that. But what are these differences? Join us on this enlightening webinar and begin your journey in understanding about targeted therapies. To start the webinar, you will learn what the major differences are between cancer and normal cells. Once you have grasped these fundamentals, you will learn about monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors, and begin to appreciate their differences and how they can interact with the cancer cells. Lots of terminology explained in this exciting and interactive webinar.
Immunotherapy and its role in the treatment of Cancer
Immunotherapy is an exciting prospect in the fight against cancer – why? Join me on this webinar and begin to discover the possibilities that immunotherapy holds in treating all sorts of cancers. To begin the session, you will be introduced to the body’s natural immune system. An understanding of this will allow you to grasp how the immune system can be harnessed to fight cancer. Throughout the webinar, you will begin to appreciate what a great job our T & B cells do. Therapies such as checkpoint inhibitors, cytokines and CAR (T) cell therapies will be explained in terms that you will understand. The potential is great, but there are also consequences to switching on our immune system. Join us on this webinar and find out more.
Tumour Specific Sites
A range of webinars designed to follow on from ‘Cancer (not so) Basic’ and ‘Cancer Treatments’. These webinars will give you more in-depth knowledge around the specific tumour site. Each webinar will follow a similar format. Firstly, you will be introduced to the anatomy related to this area, followed by the epidemiology and risk factors associated with the type of cancer. Signs and symptoms along with common diagnostic procedures will be covered, followed by detailed descriptions of staging and grading. Each webinar will be concluded by looking at common treatments available for each tumour type.
Very suitable for anyone working in these field who need more information about tumour sites. MDT coordinators will find these extremely beneficial, as will clinical coders and clinical trials and auditing personnel. Cancer registry staff, those involved with cancer charities, pharmaceutical and research staff have all attended these webinars and continue to derive benefit from the information covered.
Breast Cancer: Anatomy & Oncology
In this webinar, you will learn about the anatomy of the breast and how this relates to the types of breast cancer. You will begin to understand the risk factors for breast cancer and learn about the epidemiology of breast cancer. Staging and grading for will be covered and you will gain an appreciation of the treatment options available for people with breast cancer. This webinar will give you a good grounding in breast cancer and its treatment, you will gain a thorough understanding of terminology such as HER2, ER+ve and understand how our targeted and hormonal treatments can be used to good effect.
Lung Cancer: Anatomy & Oncology
Join me for this webinar where you will learn about the anatomy of the lungs and how this relates to the different types of cancer we get. You will learn the difference between the types of lung cancer, small cell v non-small cell, and you will be introduced to some of the key genetic mutations found in certain lung cancer which form the basis of some useful targeted therapies such as gefitinib and erlotinib. Throughout the webinar, we shall consider the TNM staging system and you will understand why metastasis in lung cancer is such a problem. Risk factors will be highlighted and the common treatments for lung cancer explored. By the end of this webinar you will have all the information you need to talk about lung cancer in a confident manner.
Gynaecological Cancer: Anatomy & Oncology
Ovarian, Cervical and Uterine cancer will all be covered in this webinar. You will be introduced to the anatomy of this region and begin to relate this to the different types of cancers we get there. You will get a clear overview of the risk factors associated with these cancers and screening for cervical cancer will be discussed, along with screening possibilities for ovarian cancer. Epidemiology will be explored and you will learn about the common treatment options available for these cancers. All the information you need to work within this field in a confident manner will be covered in this webinar.
Prostate Cancer: Anatomy & Oncology
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the anatomy of the prostate and begin to understand how this relates to the common symptoms associated with prostate cancer. The risk factors for prostate cancer will be explored and you will learn about the relationship between male hormones and prostate cancer, and how we can use this knowledge to inform possible treatment strategies. Staging and the Gleason Grading scale will be explored and you will learn about the treatments available for prostate cancer. An excellent all-round introduction to this disease which will leave you better equipped to talk about this disease with confidence.
Colon Cancer: Anatomy & Oncology
On this webinar, you will be introduced to the anatomy of this region and begin to relate this to the types of cancers we get there. You will get a clear overview of the risk factors associated with colon cancer and understand the associated epidemiology. The bowel screening programme will be discussed and you will grasp a sound understanding of staging related to colon cancer. Throughout the webinar reference will be made to EGFR positivity, along with the role of KRAS, and you will begin to understand how this relates to colon cancer and how we can use it to formulate specific therapies. After finishing up with the common treatments we use for patients with colon cancer you will find that you can speak about this disease with more confidence.
Upper GI: Anatomy & Oncology
In this webinar, you will be introduced to several tumour sites. You will cover the anatomy and oncology relating to: oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer, small intestinal cancer, pancreatic and liver cancer. You will discover the range risk factors associated with these cancers and understand the range of treatment options available. A jam-packed webinar full of useful and relevant information.
Head & Neck Cancer: Anatomy & Oncology
Join us on this webinar and you will learn about cancers of the head and neck: oral cavity cancer, pharyngeal cancer and laryngeal cancer. After a look at the anatomy of this region you will begin to understand the signs and symptoms of these cancers. Epidemiology and risk factors will be covered and you will learn about the common treatments available for people with these types of cancer. You will learn about EGRF +ve and what this means for patients and possible treatment strategies. A well-rounded webinar, designed with your learning in mind.
Skin Cancer: Anatomy & Oncology
Malignant melanoma has quadrupled in incidence in the last 4 decades. There has been around a 50% and 35% increase in incidence in men and women respectively in the last 10 years alone. In this webinar, you will learn about why this is the case and begin to understand the risk factors associated with skin cancer. The anatomy of the skin will be covered and you will gain a sound understanding of the staging systems used for malignant melanoma. Likely treatment options will be covered and you will begin to understand the role of BRaf and MEK in malignant melanoma development and treatment strategies. If you work in this field, then this webinar is essential viewing. Join us on this webinar and get all the information you need in just 1 hour!
Brain tumours are very rare, but when they do occur can have very serious consequences because of their location. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the general structure of the brain and nerves cells. You will also be introduced to glial cells which from the supportive architecture for nerve cells from which most brain tumours derive. Common signs and symptoms will be discussed along with likely treatment options available.
A series of three webinars designed to introduce you to the more common cancer associated with blood and blood production sites. A knowledge of blood cells and their developments holds the key to understanding these diseases, and that is where we begin. Following on from this, each webinar will take you through the epidemiology, risk factors and signs and symptoms associated with these diseases. Each webinar will culminate in looking at the treatment options available.
Very suitable for those new to the field of haematology related cancers. MDT coordinators, clinical coders and clinical trials staff will find these webinars particularly enlightening. Oncology nurses working in this field will gain and further cement lots of knowledge and understanding about these diseases. MSOs with pharma industries, cancer registry staff and those working within cancer charities will all find these webinars useful for their daily roles.
An Introduction to Leukaemia
To help you understand leukaemia this webinar will first introduce you to blood cells, and their development. A grasp of this, along with a knowledge of the functions of these cells, will allow you to understand how leukaemia evolve and how they manifest themselves. Chronic myeloid, acute myeloid, chronic lymphocytic and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be covered and you will gain a good grounding in how these diseases progress and the likely treatment options available. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the concept of fusion genes (BCR-ABL, PML-RARA) and their role in certain types of leukaemia, and how a knowledge of these genes has led to the development of very useful targeted therapies.
In Introduction to Lymphoma
Lymphomas can be broadly divided into Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and affects your T and B white blood cells. In this webinar, you will learn the differences between the two types of lymphoma and indeed the sub categories within each type. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the Ann Arbor staging system and the role of B symptoms in a patient’s diagnosis. During the webinar, you will learn about the likely treatment options available for lymphomas and you will be introduced to common chemotherapy regimens (ABVD, CHOP) and understand what they are and how we use them to successfully treatment a lot of lymphomas. Lots of terminology you come across when dealing with lymphomas will be explained leaving you with a sound overview of lymphomas which will allow you to fulfil your roles with more confidence.
In this webinar, you will learn the origin of myeloma. B Cells will be introduced along with their function. Myeloma tends to present through an excessive production of antibodies. What are antibodies? And, why do they matter? You will be introduced to the acronym CRAB, which will allow to understand why patients present with the signs and symptoms that they do. Throughout the webinar, you will learn the similarities and difference between MGUS, Smouldering and symptomatic myeloma and the likely treatment options for myeloma will be explored.