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ISMO Travel Bursary Awards 2021

The ISMO meeting featured some of the best cancer research currently being undertaken in Ireland This year’s Irish Society of Medical Oncology (ISMO) annual meeting took place on Friday, 29 January 2021. As a result of Covid-19, the meeting was held virtually, streaming live from the Fintan Gunne Theatre, Catherine McAuley Centre, Mater Misericordiae University…

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CPD Module- Cervical cancer

2 CPD Hours Authors Caitriona Duggan, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Oncology Department, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. This module outlines what ‘cervical’ is. It highlights the epidemiology, pathogenesis and risk factors of cervical cancer. The module summarises the staging and complex management options of the various stages that comprise cervical cancer. It also discusses cervical…

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CPD Module- Multiple myeloma

1.5 CPD Hours Authors Ronan Desmond MD, MRCPI, FRCPath, Consultant Haematologist, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24 and Naas General Hospital, Co Kildare This module will begin with a case study and discuss further when to suspect the presence of myeloma and investigations to consider. I will also discuss indications to treat and the current treatment paradigm…

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PARP inhibitors in cancer – shifting the paradigm to frontline treatment

The last decade has seen major advances in oncology therapy with the addition of PARP inhibitors, with significant updated data on their usage across a range of cancers in the last 12 months Tubo-ovarian cancer The last 12 months has continued to see PARP inhibitors lead the field as regards therapeutic advancement in advanced tubo-ovarian…

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2019 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia Congress

First China-manufactured trastuzumab biosimilar HLX02 global phase 3 trial met primary endpoint in breast cancer outcomes The trastuzumab biosimilar HLX02 achieved similar overall response rate to reference trastuzumab in women with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) recurrent or previously untreated metastatic breast cancer, according to a large, randomised phase 3 study reported at…

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Breast cancer in Ireland

Priscilla Lynch reports on the latest data on breast cancer incidence, treatment, and outcomes in Ireland The National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) recently released a new trends report for breast cancer (Cancer Trends: Breast cancer 1994-2016). This report shows that the rate of new cases of invasive breast cancer in Irish women has stabilised…

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Gathering together to tackle cancer

Sandra Ryan provides an overview of this year’s Gathering around Cancer Conference, which was held in Dublin recently This year’s Gathering around Cancer event — now in its seventh year — in the Croke Park Convention Centre brought together hundreds of cancer specialists from both Ireland and the US to hear the latest evidence-based updates…

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All together now

Next month, the seventh Gathering Around Cancer conference takes place in Croke Park, Dublin. David Lynch talks to two organisers about what delegates can expect Since it began in 2013, the Gathering Around Cancer event has developed and changed significantly, two of the principal organisers have told the Medical Independent (MI). Now in its seventh…

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