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Sydney Vital Christmas Meeting 2017

A presentation about  Sydney Vital’s  successes in translational cancer research to date and  about its new plans moving forward

Meeting held on 14th December 2017 


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Modern Management of Thyroid Cancer: A Paradigm for Personalised Medicine

A presentation about new approaches to managing thyroid cancer, adopting a highly personalized approach tailored to a patient’s specific risk. Our speaker panel included leading national thyroid cancer experts and they will discuss how treatment pathways are balanced to optimize patient outcomes:

  • Prof Bruce Robinson: New medical therapies for high-risk thyroid cancers, offering new hope to these patients with previously poor outcomes.
  • A/Prof Diana Learoyd: The importance of not over-treating low risk thyroid cancer, discussing how expert clinicians use patient-specific features to identify those that require minimal treatment.
  • A/Prof Mark Sywak: Surgery for high risk thyroid cancer, identifying the need for careful pre-operative planning and the use of a multidiscplinary team approach.
  • Dr Geoff Schembri: Modern trends in radioactive iodine treatment, using risk-adjusted dosing.

Panel Discussion held on 8th August 2017 


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Realising The Role of Basic Science in Translational Research Centres: Are We There Yet?

A presentation about support the goals of the following groups who are affiliated to a NSW Translational Cancer Research Centre (TCRC): Basic researchers, T2-T4 researchers
clinicians and community of practice members with an interest in the translational pipeline.

Workshop held on 17 May 2017 


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Implementing excellent supportive care evidence into action


A presentation about scalp cooling, preventing chemotherapy induced alopecia.

Courtesy of Professor Fran Boyle

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Grading NETs

A presentation on a grading scheme for combined somatostatin receptor (SSR) and FDG imaging. 

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Implementing Change Through MDT


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Rectal Cancer: Question Time

New Paradigms in Rectal Cancer


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