The Royal Marsden Bladder and Testicular Cancer Conference
Treatment dilemmas and the pivotal points in their immediate and long term care
Friday 10 October 2014
The Royal Marsden Conference Centre, Stewart’s Grove, London, SW3 6JJ
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It is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in this exciting conference on testicular and bladder cancer. The former is a disease largely restricted to young adult men whereas the latter affects both sexes at a later stage in life. Despite these differences, they are both characterised by successful outcomes associated with multidisciplinary care which combines surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy for locally advanced and metastatic disease, as well as rigorous surveillance strategies for low stage tumours.
In both, treatments can be associated with consequences that impact on quality of life and body image issues which influence treatment decisions. Consequently, management is underpinned by a multidisciplinary approach dealing with both effective treatment of the cancer, as well as the resulting side effects. Balancing these conflicting issues is one of the major challenges in caring for such patients.
A specific challenge for clinicians is to ensure that radical therapies, usually requiring a combination of modalities, is appropriately provided to optimise outcome, balanced by the need to avoid over-treatment in selected patients who will experience unnecessary treatment-related morbidity. Care is thus underpinned by management to ensure the best outcome for individual patients.
Through interactive case discussions, we will highlight the treatment dilemmas confronting patients with both these diseases and the pivotal points to be considered in their immediate and long-term care.
Professor David Nicol
Consultant Urological Surgeon/Chief of Surgery
Mr. Pardeep Kumar
Consultant Urological Surgeon