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30th June 2022 17.30 - Select 74 Live Event
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.
Location - The Radnor Rooms, 30 St. Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1TG
You can find past presentations from previous Select 74 meetings from the link below. Starting from 2005 there are more than 50 slideshows.
All slideshows remain the property of the original owner and are posted here with their kind permission.
Select 74 boasts membership of underwriters, claims assessors and insurance medical officers from all leading long-term protection insurance and reinsurance companies, and insurance services providers.
Our objective is to promote business and social contact between persons actively engaged in life and disability underwriting and claims, particularly by meeting and dining together.
Jacqueline Kerwood, Aviva, Chair
Emily Clark, Pacific Life Re, Vice Chair
Lisa Binding, Swiss Re, Treasurer
Dale Woodward, iGPR, Website
Jon Parker, Gen Re Life & Health
Viv O'Brien, SCOR
Paul O'Brien, LV
Jen Phillips, L&G
Victoria Finlayson, RGA
Jon Rowlands, Gen Re Life & Health