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Practical Cancer Genomics for Oncologists


Course Information

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This short course aims to provide delegates with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to integrate genomic data into routine care of cancer patients in their Oncology Clinic. This will enable delegates to act as “Genomic Champions” to disseminate good practice to their colleagues locally.

The course will be delivered online by experts in Cancer Genetics from the SouthWest Thames Regional Genetics Service based at St Georges University Hospital.

Attendants of the course will be taught through interactive case based lectures. Topics covered include, the cancer genome, assessment and testing for inherited cancer predisposition, consenting for genetic testing, understanding genetic test results and management of families with hereditary cancer predisposition. The focus will be on breast, bowel and colorectal cancer, but other cancer types will be covered.

Course Code

Practical Cancer Genomics for Oncologists

Course Leader

Dr Katie Snape and Dr Helen Hanson
Course Description

At the end of the course, participants will have developed the skills and knowledge to obtain and assimilate both somatic and germline genomic data alongside clinical, family and pathological information to make a clinical management plan for cancer patients and their relatives. The following learning objectives will be met

  • To define cancer as a genomic disease
  • To compare and contrast somatic (tumour-only) and germline (constitutional) pathogenic variation and different methodologies and approaches to detect this variation in clinical practice
  • To critically analyse the clinical relevance of the cancer genome: driver and passenger variation, tumour mutational burden and mutational signatures
  • To critically analyse the differing genetic architecture of inherited cancer susceptibility across tumour types and the clinical relevance of germline variation
  • To assess eligibility for genetic testing, consent a patient for a genetic test and formulate a clinical management plan based on genetic test results
  • To define the principles of cascade screening to enable extended management to family members following appropriate counselling
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06/05/202227/05/20220£1000.00[Read More]

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