Multidisciplinary care of patients in the colorectal cancer pathway

The HCA International GI Masterclass series finale focuses on the patient journey and multidisciplinary care of patients on the colorectal cancer pathway; from the concerned, asymptomatic patient through to the palliative care of the terminally ill.

The session will consolidate and expand on the specific themes from previous lectures in this series and will take the format of a ‘virtual’ Multidiscliplinary Team Meeting (MDT), discussing ‘typical’ patients, highlighting the importance of cohesive diagnostic and treatment pathways across disciplines.

The audience will be asked to contribute to the decision-making pathway utilising the anonymous voting system within the auditorium.

Case studies

Should the asymptomatic, concerned 51 year old male be screened for colorectal cancer? If so, what modality is most appropriate? The possible findings will be discussed and their implications outlined

Our 62 year old female consulted because of a change in her bowel habit: How should she be investigated? What are the possible surgical treatment options of her sigmoid cancer? Will she need adjuvant chemotherapy? Will her hair fall out? What follow up will she need?

The final case is an 82 year old male you presented with bloody diarrhoea, whose staging CT scan unfortunately shows a metastatic deposit within his liver: What does the future hold?

The speakers

  • Dr Sean Preston
  • Mr Amir Darakhshan
  • Professor Sina Dorudi
  • Dr Niall Power
  • Professor Marco Novelli
  • Dr Maurice Slevin
  • Dr Caroline Stirling
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