Screening and Early Detection, Lung and Bowel Cancer

Join Cancer Council WA for the first of their regional webinar series. Each session will address topics requested in Cancer Council WA’s regional education needs survey which was circulated in April 2019.

Does your patient really need a colonoscopy? In this session, the current National Bowel Cancer Screening Program will be discussed and the different pathways for patients with symptomatic presentation compared to those undertaking screening.

Australia currently has no organised population-based screening program for lung cancer due to uncertainty of target population, screening intervals and cost-effectiveness that require further consideration. This webinar will provide an update on the current recommendations and guidelines for lung cancer screening and an insight into the findings from lung cancer screening trials.

Presented by:

Dr Fraser Brims
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Dr Hooi Ee
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

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This education activity will be accredited as part of the RACGP QI&CPD Program.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session, participants should be able to*:

  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer which require referral for colonoscopy
  2. Outline the different pathways for patients with symptomatic presentation compared to those undertaking screening
  3. Implement the correct procedure for a patient who receives a FOBT Kit through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
  4. Detect the symptoms that best predict lung cancer
  5. Outline the evidence for a population-based lung cancer screening program
  6. Discuss the recent research developments in lung cancer screening trial

*Please note these learning outcomes may be subject to change

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Event Details

September 3
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
General Practice

Organizer Details

Cancer Council WA