The reality of cancer treatment consequences

Chair: David Waller, Alive with Cancer, UK
Chair: Diana Greenfield, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Speaker: Nick Robinson, BBC, Patient representative
Speaker: Adrian Edwards, University of Cardiff, UK
Speaker: Navneet Majhail, Cleveland Clinic, USA


Room: Hall 1

This session will cover: a multi-system overview of late effects risks of established treatment modalities using a well understood paradigm (haematopoietic stem cell transplantation) to illustrate lessons learnt and how to avoid future problems; how to determine and explain treatment risks to the patient using Decision Aids; The lived experience of the trade-off between survival and treatment complications; The lived experience of having treatable but not curable cancer and the patient perspective on the big issues that need to be addressed to improve experience and outcomes.