Non-surgical treatment options: Chemotherapy and clinical trials

5th October 2022, 09.30 - 12pm, Zoom

Only a small number of your patients that are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will be able to have surgery, this session looks at chemotherapy and clinical trials as alternative treatment options. This is an introductory level of information covering what options are available, who they are suitable for and what people exploring these options can expect, so you can better support your patients and their families.

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What did this session cover?

  • 09.30 – 09.40: Welcome and introduction
  • 09.40 – 10.15: Chemotherapy – Treatment options, Mairead McNamara
  • 10.15 – 10.50: Chemotherapy – What patients can expect and ways to manage it, Emma Ainsworth
  • 10.50 – 11.00: Chemotherapy – Q&A
  • 11.00 – 11.10: Short break
  • 11.10 – 11.25: Clinical trials – what’s out there and who’s suitable, Jo Calder
  • 11.25 – 11.45: Clinical trials – Precision panc, Fieke Froeling
  • 11.45 – 11.55:  Clinical trials – Q&A
  • 11.55 – 12.00: Close

Who is this session for?

This session is suitable for healthcare professionals treating and supporting people with pancreatic cancer, it is an introductory level of information so not aimed at those with lots of experience in chemotherapy and clinical trials.

It is particularly relevant for the following roles:

  • Practice nurses
  • Community nurses
  • Dieticians
  • GPs
  • Ward nurses
  • District general specialist nurses
  • Support workers, patient navigators, MDT co-ordinators

Our speakers

Emma Ainsworth, GI Advanced Clinical Practitioner Trainee, Northern Centre for Cancer Care

Mairéad McNamara, Senior lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Fieke Froeling, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Oncology Lead, University of Glasgow

Joanna Calder, HPB_H&N Team Lead/Research Nurse, Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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