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This one day course is aimed at colorectal cancer MDT members, colorectal nurses, trainees and those involved in the bowel cancer screening programme.

The course will cover the different genomic pathways of colorectal cancer and their implications, how to recognise and diagnose patients with Lynch and polyposis syndromes from the MDT and the relevance of these syndromes to people with cancer and their families.

Lectures and interactive breakout sessions will address guidelines for management of Lynch syndrome, national services and sources of support for the MDT and Bowel Cancer Screening centres.


0900 Registration and coffee

0925 Welcome Ash Sinha

0930 Colorectal cancer - no longer a single entity
Chair: Andy Latchford

0930 Pathways to colorectal cancer and role of inheritance
Sue Clark (Colorectal surgeon, St Mark’s Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer)

0950 Which pathway is this cancer on – how do we tell?
Nick West (Gastrointestinal and molecular pathologist, Leeds)

1010 How can the cancer biology modify medical treatment?
Kitrick Perry (Clinical oncologist, St Mark’s Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)

1020 How can the cancer biology modify surgical approach?
Frank McDermott (Colorectal surgeon, Exeter)

1040 Discussion and examples

1115 Coffee

1130 How to diagnose Lynch syndrome and who can help
Chair: Kevin Monahan

1150 Genetic testing - how it works
Terri McVeigh (Consultant in clinical genetics, Royal Marsden)

1210 Genetic testing – how to actually get it done from your MDT
Laura Monje-Garcia (National lead nurse for the Lynch Syndrome Project)

1230 What happens when it gets complex
Fiona Lalloo (Consultant in clinical genetics, Manchester)

1250 Discussion and ‘how to get help’

1315 Lunch

1400 You’ve diagnosed Lynch syndrome!
Chair: Sue Clark

1400 What management does the Lynch syndrome cancer survivor need?
Kevin Monahan (Gastroenterologist, St Mark’s Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer)

1420 How do we manage the family?
Menna Hawkins (Nurse practitioner, St Mark’s Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer)

1440 What about polyposis syndromes?
Katy Newton (Colorectal surgeon, Manchester)

1500 Discussion

1515 Breakout sessions with case/pathway discussions

1615 Tea

1630 It’s a wrap – final discussion/questions
Chair: Kevin Monahan

1645 Close

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