Webinar Do No Harm Contact Brachytherapy

When: 
Friday 27 January 2017
Venue address: 
The Royal College of Radiologists, 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JW
CPD credits: 
1

Reducing harm from surgery in older patients with rectal cancer by non-surgical treatment using contact x-ray (Papillon)

The standard of care in rectal cancer treatment is surgery. However, published data showed that surgical mortality is high and increases with advancing age and time.  Non-surgical treatment with external beam radiotherapy (SCRT) or chemo-radiotherapy (EBRT) can achieve a complete clinical response in 30-40% of patients. Contact x-ray brachytherapy (Papillon) boost targeted directly to a small residual cancer following EBRT, offers focal radiation dose escalation with acceptable toxicity as recommended by NICE. Papillon boost can prevent the local regrowth rates to less than 10% and reduce the harm from surgical salvage.

Learn more about contact x-ray brachytherapy (Papillon) to reduce surgical harm in your older patients with rectal cancer by joining this webinar at 12.30-13.30 on Friday 27 January 2017.

Led by: Professor Arthur Sun Myint, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology

There is some pre-reading recommended for this webinar below.

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Professional Learning and Development
The Royal College of Radiologists
63 Lincoln's Inn Fields
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WC2A 3JW

email: conf@rcr.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7406 5942

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Pre-reading

 

The standard of care in rectal cancer treatment is surgery. However, published data showed that surgical mortality is high and increases with advancing age and time. The majority of patients diagnosed with rectal cancer are over 70 years of age. National bowel cancer screening has extended their upper age limit to 75 years. We should avoid overtreatment of the screen detected rectal cancers in older patients with the standard of care involving extirpating major surgery to reduce the surgical harm. Non-surgical treatment with external beam radiotherapy (SCRT) or chemo-radiotherapy (EBRT) can achieve a complete clinical response (cCR) in 30-40% of patients. However, local regrowth rate after cCR is high around 30% which needed surgical salvage. Contact x-ray brachytherapy (Papillon) boost targeted directly to small a residual cancer following EBRT, offers focal radiation dose escalation with acceptable toxicity as recommended by NICE. Papillon boost can prevent the local regrowth rates to less than 10% and reduce the harm from surgical salvage

The webinar organiser recommends visiting the following webpages prior to joining the webinar

http://www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk/patients/treatment-and-support/papillon

 

http://www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk/professionals/education-and-courses/papillon-training-course