An Introduction to Cancer: Anatomy, Biology and Treatments with David O’Halloran


Upon completion of this course delegates will understand:

  • Why cancer can be found in many places in the body
  • Why knowledge of different cell types helps identify where certain types of cancer are more likely
  • Why cancer has the ability to move and grow away from the primary site of origin
  • The methods of spread such as local invasion, lymphatic and blood spread, seeding and transcoelomic spread
  • How disease progression will influence pain management
  • How tumours can be classified with specific consideration of staging and grading systems
  • The role of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies in the treatment of cancer

All those new to oncology including research, admin support, industry, clinical trials unit (CTU), hospice and any other staff groups who require an overview and understanding of the anatomy, biology and treatments of cancer.

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Last updated: June 2022