Ethical Issues in Mainstream Cancer Genomics
As genomic medicine becomes increasingly part of mainstream practice, patients, families and health professionals find themselves dealing with a number of potential ethical dilemmas. The Northern Cancer Alliance and North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service provide discussion and reflection on some of these ethical issues faced by those both providing and receiving treatment in mainstream cancer genomics.
GP Education | Differentiating Benign from Malignant Skin Lesions in Primary Care
The presentation by Dr Tim Cunliffe, Joint lead for Skin Cancer & Skin Surgery, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is designed to give clinicians confidence in recognising benign skin lesions to reduce unnecessary referrals. Dr Cunliffe also shares ‘tips and tricks’ that are helpful in the use of a dermatoscope and discusses the tools and resources available on the Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS) website.(Recorded November 2023)
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The Genomics of Cancer – a Beginners Guide
Dr Jackie Cook, Consultant Geneticist and Clinical Director of the North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service talks about the specialist and complex topic of Genomics, the study of the genes in our DNA. The application of genomic technologies has the potential to enable quicker diagnosis for patients with a rare disease, match people to the most effective medication and interventions and to increase the number of people surviving cancer each year.(Recorded October 2023)
PCN DES Share and Learn
The Primary Care Team at the Northern Cancer Alliance discuss good practice from the 2022-2023 PCN DES and provide an update on the PCN DES for 2023-2024.
(Recording available until 28th March 2024)
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – Cancer Information Hub
Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse Kelly Craggs, takes us on a tour of the Cancer Information Hub and explains how best to present it to patients, their families and carers following a cancer diagnosis to enable them to access support throughout their treatment and care.
Aspirant Cancer Career Education and Development (ACCEND) Framework
Nicky Lambert, Clinical Lead for Nursing and Karen Stenlund, Workforce Lead, Northern Cancer Alliance give an overview of the purpose and aims of the ACCEND framework. (Recording available until 31st December 2023)
PCN Clinical Decision Support Tools Introduction
Dr Shaun Lackey and the team from Ardens provide an overview of two free online Cancer Decision Support tools – Q Cancer and Cancer Maps – for EMIS and SystmOne users. More information available here (Recording available until 31st December 2023)
PCN Clinical Decision Support Tools for EMIS Users
Hazel Quick from Ardens explains more about the use of free clinical decision support tools for cancer, Qcancer and Cancer Maps for EMIS users. More information available here (Recording available until 31st December 2023)
PCN Clinical Decision Support Tools for SystmOne Users
Mark Keith from Ardens explains more about the use of free clinical decision support tools for cancer, Qcancer and Cancer Maps for SystmOne users. More information available here (Recording available until 31st December 2023)