A two day intermediate-level course providing research nurses and trials staff with the knowledge and confidence to discuss many new cancer treatments with their patients and colleagues
Dr Elaine Vickers, Science Communicated Ltd’s Founder and Principal Trainer, has a Degree in Medical Science, a PhD in Molecular Biology and over ten years experience in communicating science to a wide range of audiences. She has worked as a science communicator for three of the UK’s leading medical research charities, including four years in the Science Information team at Cancer Research UK. When training, Elaine’s energetic and approachable style ensures that delegates not only gain new knowledge and insight, but also have a hunger to learn more.
During the course, Elaine will explain many of the concepts behind the personalisation of cancer care such as: the range of different mutations in cancer cells, the difference between passenger and driver mutations, the appearance of drug resistance and the potential advantages of immunotherapy for cancers without targetable mutations.
The courses focuses on solid tumours. However, the emphasis on de-mystifying and explaining the science behind cancer treatments will benefit anyone working with cancer patients or cancer clinical trials. Throughout the two days, delegates are given the opportunity to digest and practise their new knowledge through a variety of practical exercises, question sheets and quizzes
Participants in this study day will:
£200 (NHS staff)
£350 (Non-NHS staff)