Start: 08 Nov 2021, 17:30
End: 08 Nov 2021, 18:30
Speaker: Professor Sam Ahmedzai, Co-chair of NCRI Living With and Beyond Cancer Research Group, UK
Speaker: Dr Paddy Stone, University College London, UK
Speaker: Professor Catharine West, University of Manchester, UK
This session will cover some of the priorities identified in the NCRI- James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (see https://www.ncri.org.uk/groups/living-with-beyond-cancer-group/research-priorities/), including prediction and side effects of cancer treatment. Speakers will summarise their understanding of the mechanisms of cancer treatment related fatigue and cancer pain, and discuss the efforts that have been made to explain the differences in prevalence and severity of side/late effects. They will also consider the research techniques used to identify biological predictors of treatment late effects, with particular reference to the work of the REQUITE consortium. Participants will also learn how genomic analysis may help predict radiotherapy side effects and identify patients for whom changes in radiotherapy technique / plan may be advised.