Fri 22 Nov, 2019


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Oncology Update

This will be the fifth annual Oncology Update to be held in Oxford.

The specialties of Oncology and Haematology are changing at pace. Keeping up to date with advances enables better care of our patients and their families. The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge on particular tumour sites on a rolling programme every three years.

This study day is for doctors and nurses, general practitioners, and pharmacists caring for people with cancer.

I look forward to welcoming you to this exciting and informative day.
Mary Miller

Location: Churchill Hospital

Educational Credits: Attracted 5 CPD points in 2018


Churchill Hospital
Sobell House Study Centre

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The day will be facilitated by:
Dr Mary Miller
Consultant in Palliative Medicine (1997 – now)
Lead for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust EOLC project ‘Improving care of the Dying’
Director OxCERPC

Mary qualified from University College Cork, Ireland in 1988. Mary trained and worked in palliative medicine in Ireland, Sweden and the UK before starting as a consultant in palliative medicine in Oxford in 1998.
Mary has a strong interest in education; she completed a Diploma in Learning and Teaching at Oxford University 2005, was Training Programme Director and Regional Specialty Advisor (2002 – 2008) and has led the Oxford Advanced Courses in Pain and Symptom Management since 2005. Since the inception of OxCERPC in 2017, Mary and the team are focusing on building an exciting portfolio of courses, building research readiness and reaching out to practitioners across the globe.
Mary was Clinical Lead at Sobell House between 2009 and 2016. Mary now leads the end of life care project across OUH. This Quality Improvement project is the largest in her portfolio of QIPs.

Course Programme

The 2019 course programme is not yet available. Speakers have been invited to cover the following areas:
- Enhanced supportive care
- Prostate cancer
- Myeloma
- Thyroid cancer
- Gynaecological cancer
- Sarcoma

(This may be subject to change)

Please see below for the programmes from previous Oncology Update courses.

Breast cancer management, old challenges, new directions
Management of head and neck tumours
Management of brain tumours
Management of melanoma

'Lung Cancer: Where are we now and where are we going?
Oesophago-gastric cancer
Pleural cancer

Prostate cancer
Current management of myeloma
Colorectal cancer
Current oncological management of gynaecological cancer x
Current oncological management of sarcoma

Current treatments and outcomes for patients with brain tumours
Head and neck cancer - more than just a pain in the neck
Melanoma - everything and nothing is changing
Breast cancer - new directions in therapy, now and tomorrow
Pancreatic cancer: past, present and future

Course Aims

Following the study day participants will:

  • Have gained a deeper understanding of the current management of the tumour sites considered
  • Be able to use the knowledge gained to help with the management of patients, being better able to answer any queries
  • Be able to use new knowledge to aid in prognostication
  • Have had an opportunity to ask questions and engage with the speakers to enable the translation of knowledge into practice
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