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Healthcare Education Services'Introduction to Cancer: Focus on Solid Tumors Course - Overview

Delegates attending this course will benefit from an introductory overview of the terminology and classification of cancer and the principle issues in its treatment. Commonly available anti-cancer drugs will be reviewed, including immunotherapies. The range of side-effects of cancer treatments will be studied in detail. Quality-of-life issues in terms of overall assessment and result interpretation will also be discussed.

Detailed consideration will be given to the treatment of major tumor types: breast, lung, upper gastrointestinal (GI), colorectal, melanoma, ovarian and prostate cancer. Each session will be presented by clinicians active in these areas and will focus on overall patient presentation and management and cancer diagnosis and staging. Following these sessions, our experts will lead delegates in interactive group discussions on the key issues relating to effective management of each tumor type.

Topics include:

  • Cancer: terminology and classification
  • Introduction to anti-cancer drugs and side effects
  • New developments in cancer therapy
  • Introduction to the major tumor types: breast, lung, melanoma, upper GI, colorectal, ovarian and prostate cancer
  • Clinical trials

Course Instructors:

Stéphanie Gaillard, M.D.
Director, Gynecologic Cancers
Professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Rebecca Suk Heist, M.D.
Assistant Professor in Medicine, MGH Cancer Center,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Bert O’Neil, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Phase 1 and GI Oncology Program, Simon Cancer Center
Indiana University School of Medicine

Jeffrey Peppercorn, M.D.
Associate Professor Department of Medicine Harvard Medical School and Director, Survivorship Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Susan Slovin, M.D.
Attending Physician, Member,Genitourinary Oncology Service, Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine,
Weill-Cornell Medical College

Course Venue/Administrative Details: This course will be held at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. Full joining instructions will be emailed to delegates upon registration. Accommodation costs are not included in the registration fee.

The registration fee at CHI’s VIP Discount Rate is $4,495 USD (regular rate $4,995 USD). You save 10% off your registration by registering through Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI). This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Accommodation costs are not included. Delegates can register on-line or by completing the booking form and returning it together with the appropriate payment to Cambridge Healthtech Institute. Please retain a copy of the booking form for your records. 

* Please note: This course is organized by Healthcare Education Services and is being co-marketed by Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI). By registering through CHI, you save 10% off the registration rate charged by Healthcare Education Services. Please note: No refund/credit of registration fee will be made for any cancellations received less than 20 working days prior to the date of the course. Cancellations made more than 20 working days prior to course date will incur a $175 administration fee. Substitutions may be made at any time. If Healthcare cancels or postpones this event, the registration fee will be refunded. Healthcare will not accept liability for any other costs. Please read our Booking Conditions.

Download Conference & Course Catalog

CHI Catalog March 2018 - August 2018 Cover