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Oncology Professional Care 2024
21-22 May at ExCeL London

Oncology Professional Care is the must-attend, multi-disciplinary event delivering free CPD-certified learning for the entire oncology community.

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Immunotherapy for older cancer patients: Supporting patients using a multi-disciplinary approach

21 May 2024
Clinical Excellence Theatre
Immunotherapy has revolutionised cancer treatment, offering new hope for patients, including the older population. However, treating older cancer patients with immunotherapy presents unique challenges due to their generally more complex health profiles, including comorbidities and age-related physiological changes. A multi-disciplinary approach is critical in supporting older cancer patients undergoing immunotherapy. MDT approach to immunotherapy for older cancer patients not only involves tailoring medical treatments to individual needs but also incorporates comprehensive support addressing physical, nutritional, cognitive, and emotional health. This holistic strategy is essential for optimising treatment outcomes and enhancing the quality of life for older cancer patients.
Kwok-Leung Cheung, UK National Representative - SIOG
Vanya Slavova-Boneva, Specialist Senior Adult Oncology Programme (SAOP) and Haemato-Oncology Pharmacist - Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Anne Barrell, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Project Lead for the Senior Adult Oncology Programme - The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust