The Cancer GP Update Course

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The Cancer GP Update Course

This course covers the latest evidence and guidelines around cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and palliative care, as well as simple ideas which can be helpful for consultations.

This event will cover the following topics:

  • Early diagnosis: Why is it so difficult and how we can shift the balance in favour of our patients?
  • Lifestyle advice: is it really worth it?
  • Cancer screening: Is early detection worth the burden of over diagnosis? How do we discuss this complex idea with patients?
  • Cancer as a long-term condition – what are the needs of your patients and what are the learning needs of your team?

The event will also focus in detail on some tricky areas:

  • Difficult to spot cancers e.g. myeloma, lymphoma, renal tract cancers, sarcoma.
  • Tumour markers: When and how to use them.
  • Is aspirin the new cancer wonder drug?

The course will also provide practical tips:

  • Identifying a relevant cancer family history and what to do with it!
  • How to follow up pre-cancerous conditions like Barrett’s oesophagus.
  • Identifying a teachable moment and making the most of it.
  • How to do a really good cancer care review.
  • Find out which cancer treatment reduces fatigue, improves bone density, mental health and quality of life – and has no side effects.
  • Best practice prescribing in ‘End of life care’ including how to make sense of all the different morphine preparations and how to sort out intractable hiccups.
  • Lots of case studies to embed your knowledge in a patient story.

To book your place at this event please click here.


1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB