The Future of Cancer Treatment: Advances in Surgical Cancer Care
- Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
- Medical and Dental Sciences
Surgery is used to treat many types of cancer. It can be used alone, or in combination with other treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
New technologies enable more precision in surgical care. Advances in understanding each person’s individual genetic make-up helps to make better patient selection for treatments. Together, these will lead to the best cancer treatments being provided for each patient, at the right time.
Hear from surgeons, clinicians and patients who are delivering pioneering research to improve patient care, including:
- Reducing the scale of operations to improve patient recovery and limit the severity of side effects
- Using surgery in combination with radiotherapy to improve the effectiveness of surgery – ensuring all cancer cells are destroyed
- Tailoring treatments to individual patients based on their genetic make-up for a more precise patient selection for surgical treatments
Put your questions to our expert panel and take part in debates.
At our free public event, refreshments will be provided and there will be an opportunity to browse information stands.