Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Lung cancer: treatment and toxicities

Tuesday 21 March 2023 - in person and virtual event

This study day will provide an update in the field of lung cancer whilst looking at the patient holistically. We will look at new treatment options, clinical trials and the impact that treatment (or no treatment) has on patients.

  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • Patient case studies
  • Patient experience

Suitable for nurses, allied health professionals (AHPs) and all clinicians with an interest in lung cancer.

Time Session
9.15 Welcome and introduction 
9.30 Chairperson's welcome
Professor Janelle Yorke, Chief nurse, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
9.45 Small cell pathway
Emma Halkyard, Lung cancer nurse clinician, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
10.00 1st-line treatments in extensive stage small cell lung cancer
Professor Raffaele Califano, Consultant in medical oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
10.30 Research in small cell lung cancers
Dr Laura Molliner, Clinical fellow in medical oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
10.50 Management of paraneoplastic syndromes in small cell lung cancer
Dr Paul Taylor, Consultant in medical oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
11.20 Break
11.30 Overview of radiotherapy treatments
Prof Corinne Faivre-Finn, Consultant in clinical oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
12.00 Importance of molecular testing in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Mr Mathew Carter, Scientific officer, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
12.30 Overview of treatment advances in NSCLC
Dr Yvonne Summers, Consultant in medical oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
13.00 Lunch 
13.30 Steroid induced psychosis
Dr Asanga Fernando, Consultant liaison psychiatrist, St Georges NHS Foundation Trust
14.00 One Stop Lung Clinic
Sr Karen Peplow, Lung cancer clinical nurse specialist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
14.30 Overview of the Senior adult oncology service
Naomi Farrington, Senior adult oncology service implementation lead, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
15.00 Break 
15.15 Ruth Strauss Foundation
Ms Deepa Doshi, Head of Mission Services, The Ruth Strauss Foundation
15.45 Patient stories 
16.15 Close 


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You can learn more about the company on the Takeda onocology website.


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AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.


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Irwin Mitchell LLP has over 30 years’ experience in successfully recovering compensation for clients whose lives have been affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. Their specialist solicitors are based nationwide and have helped and supported several thousand clients after exposure to asbestos through their work, domestic or environmental circumstances. 

They have the largest team of asbestos solicitors in the UK, and have won several landmark victories that have led to significant changes in the law including the first ever successful case of environmental exposure in 1995, and the first settlement including hospice costs as well as compensation.

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Last updated: July 2023