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06 Jul 2022
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Tongue Cancer Webinar Series | Online | 5-6pm

Multidisciplinary Approach to Tongue Cancer Webinar Series - what can we do better? (Part 4)

Therapy - Systemic and Radiation and Survivorship

This webinar series features five interactive educational sessions that address key questions beginning with prevention, early diagnosis and treatment planning to imaging, surgery and reconstruction. It will look at systemic therapies (including immunotherapy) as well as survivorship and the future outlook for the disease and emerging research in the field. As part of the series, Dr Norman Swan, a multi-award-winning producer, broadcaster, and investigative journalist engages in an instructive and moving discussion with people affected by tongue cancer. 


Viewed as a series, or independently, the one-hour webinars will illustrate the multidisciplinary nature of disease management and the need for the incorporation of all treatment modalities to achieve optimal outcomes.

The series will highlight cutting-edge science from across the VCCC Alliance that could improve outcomes for this patient group.  

Part 4: Therapy - Systemic and Radiation and Survivorship

Understand more about the latest therapeutic approaches including immunotherapy. Explore radiation oncology innovation and learn about survivorship best practice in speech, diet, survivorship and surveillance. This session will feature a consumer panel led by Maria Ftanou, head of the Clinical Psychology Department at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne and a Research Fellow at the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne.

Program overview

Systemic and radiation therapy

  • Establish intent of treatment
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Systemic therapy 
  • Palliative care

Understand the vital functions of the cancer nurse

Care after initial treatment and recovery

  • Survivorship - speech, diet
  • Consumer panel

Read more about the series:

When things don't go well - managing failure and the future research outlook, Tuesday 19 July

The VCCC Alliance Research and Education Lead, Head and Neck Cancer program aims to map opportunities across the alliance to develop expert networks, deliver strategic educational programming, improve sharing of data for research, and implement multi-partner clinical trials to speed up the translation of new research into routine clinical practice.

Wednesday 6 July 2022
5.00pm - 6.00pm

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