From earlier detection through treatment to recovery – How clinical and translational research is improving mouth cancer treatment
Professor Iain Hutchison
BDS, MB BS, FRCS (Eng.and Edin.) FFDRCSI, FDS RCS
LOCATION: BDA, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS & Online
The lecture will showcase how clinical and translational research has improved outcomes for oral cancer.
Prof Hutchinson will present historical and personal research on prevention; early detection with an electronic diagnostic help service for dentists; surface scanning microscopy and molecular biology to detect premalignant transformation to cancer; clinical studies with patients on how to treat premalignancy and early and advanced mouth cancer to get best cure rates; surgical and dental innovation to improve quality of life; then finishing with psychological research to recognise and intervene with patients and families who are suffering from the effects of the diagnosis and its treatment.
Educational Aims and Objectives
- To remind primary care practitioners of the symptoms and signs of mouth cancer and those premalignant lesions that show signs of transformation to cancer.
- To show that cure rates and quality of life for mouth cancer patients have dramatically improved
- To show that surgery is the mainstay of treatment and is best done by specialist OMF surgeons
- To highlight the causes of delay in treatment and to show how dentists can reduce this
- To show how dentists can participate in educating patients, prevention campaigns, full dental rehabilitation of patients, and clinical research
- To summarise chemoradiotherapy advances, role and complications
- How to recognise dangerous premalignancy and the symptoms and signs of mouth cancer.
- To know about advances in electronic support for dentists in recognising mouth cancer and who to refer to
- To know how dentists can participate in clinical research on epidemiology, prevention and early detection
- To know what is expected of dentists in providing full dental rehabilitation and psychological support
- To know how patients who have had radiotherapy should be managed dentally and what are some of the complications of this treatment
GDC Development Outcome: C
- Alpha Omega Members Free
- Non-members/ guest fee £60.00
- Undergraduates & HEE Dentists Free
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