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Select 74 Underwriting & Claims Networking Event & Dr Radhika Counsell Presents - 'What's new in cancer?

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Dr Radhika Counsell Presents - 'What's new in cancer?'

The advances in genetic characterisation of cancer has enabled personalised treatments with better outcomes so that people are living longer while maintaining a good quality of life.

The mainstay of treatment is surgery for removing the cancer with systemic treatments to prevent or control spread to distant sites as metastases. In the armamentarium, there are now new treatments using biological agents which target specific molecular changes and immunotherapy.

By understanding what genetic changes allows cancer cells to continually divide, grow and invade, it has been possible to design new therapeutic agents. These targeted therapies have a different side effect profile to conventional chemotherapy and maybe better tolerated. Thus treatment options have expanded while allowing a better quality of life. It can be difficult to eradicate advanced cancers but it is becoming possible to live with cancer for longer periods of time.

The advances in genetics has also allowed the development of a blood test or liquid biopsy for detecting cancer DNA. This is already being used for monitoring cancer treatment and may also allow diagnosis at an earlier stage whereby curative treatment can be successful. The NHS has just launched a large scale trial and liquid biopsy screening May become a reality for all within the next 5 to 10 years.

My talk will focus on breast and ovarian cancer in order to demonstrate these advances.

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