Shining a light on Skin Cancer at the Skin Cancer Summit and Masterclass

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L-R: Candice Deans Brachytherapy Services Manager and Dr Minjae Lah Radiation Oncologist presenting at the Summit and with some GP attendees

Brisbane hosted the national 2017 Skin Cancer Summit and Masterclass with 4 days of lectures and classes on skin cancer prevention and management. Over 300 GP’s from across the country were in attendance to learn about the latest techniques on managing skin cancer.

Dr Lah and Candice Deans presented Radiation Therapy: Misunderstood and Under-utilised which was well received by the conference attendees. They presented on techniques for treating skin cancer like High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Valencia applicator and Volumetric Arc Therapy delivered by our state of the art TrueBeam linear accelerators. By using real patient case studies, Minjae and Candice were able to clarify for GP’s what patients can be treated with Radiation Therapy. A referral can be made to see a Radiation Oncologist by your local GP.

Queensland sadly holds the title of ‘Skin cancer capital of the World’ with more than 3600 Queenslanders diagnosed with melanoma and over 350000 non-melanoma cancers treated. Radiation Therapy is a localised treatment for skin cancers that damages the cancer cells so they cannot grow and multiply.

 

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