What does the future hold for gastrointestinal cancers?

Pioneering treatments in gastrointestinal cancers. Our evening of the latest clinical research innovations and what this means for cancer care and treatment took place in November 2018.

We were delighted to welcome 187 attendees to our inaugural public and patient engagement event for the gastrointestinal cancers research theme. Review the event programme here, and view the event impact infographic here. Our research into smarter, kinder treatments is applicable to patients not just at The Royal Marsden, but across the UK and rest of the world. To promote wider engagement, all presentations were recorded and are available below.

Welcome to our event: what does the future hold  for gastrointestinal cancers? 

Professor David Cunningham, Director of Clinical Research and Head of the GI/lymphoma unit

 

What are gastrointestinal cancers? 

Dr Naureen Starling, Consultant Medical Oncologist

 

Blockbuster drugs changing the face of medicine 

Dr Ian Chau, Consultant Medical Oncologist

 

What should I eat following treatment for colorectal cancer? 

Dr Clare Shaw, Consultant Dietician

 

Pioneering robotic surgery with the Da Vinci robot 

Mr Asif Chaudry, Consultant Surgeon

 

Next generation nursing – contributing to research excellence 

Ms Tracy Coyne, Research Nurse

 

The ground-breaking MR Linac machine 

Dr Katharine Aitken, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

 

Growing mini tumours to predict drug response 

Dr Nicola Valeri, Clinician Scientist

 

New approaches in imaging 

Professor Gina Brown, Consultant Radiologist

 

Demystifying cancer –  Fighting your corner and maintaining hope 

Ms Deborah James, Patient at The Royal Marsden, Sun Columnist, and Presenter of Radio 5 Live Podcast - You, Me and The Big C