Clinical challenges in Genomic Medicine for Cancer Care - Mainstreaming, Early Diagnostics and Screening

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Clinical challenges in Genomic Medicine for Cancer Care - Mainstreaming, Early Diagnostics and Screening | Watch live 

15 October | 2pm 

Join us for a special online event where you will hear from experts about a range of experiences, updates and the latest developments in clinical cancer genetics.

Our speakers are some of the foremost specialists in this field and the webinar will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. The event will also include an introduction into our Certificate in Cancer Genetics, an RCPI postgraduate qualification in clinical cancer genetics. It is a 6-month online programme aimed at doctors who are working in cancer care and have an interest in cancer genetics.

About this event

We are delighted to welcome four speakers for this webinar. They are experts on the topic of genetics or genomics for clinicians, and their presentations will look at developments in this area.

Speakers and topics 

'Work on Endometrial Cancer Detection and Management' - Prof Emma Crosbie, Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at University of Manchester

'Lynch Syndrome and the Gut' - Dr Kevin Monahan, Consultant Gastroenterologist

'The role of ctDNA in Diagnostics' - Dr Andrew Feber, Deputy Director of Clinical Genomics at the Royal Marsden 

'Pitfalls in Genetic Testing' - Ms Jennifer Wiggins, Lead Genetic Counsellor at the Royal Marsden

These talks will be followed by a live question and answers session.

Prof Emma Crosbie

Prof Emma Crosbie is an NIHR Advanced Fellow, Professor and Honorary Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on screening, prevention and early detection of gynaecological cancers. Her clinical practice specialises in the fertility-sparing management and surgical care of women with endometrial cancer. She is Chair of the NCRI Endometrial Workstream and a member of the NCRI Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis Group. She is Chair of the RCOG Academic Board and member of the RCOG Blair Bell Research Society, roles that enable her to pursue her keen interest in nurturing the next generation of clinical academics.

Dr Kevin Monahan

Consultant gastroenterologist at the Family Cancer Clinic & Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, at St Mark's Hospital who joined in April 2019.Dr Monahan undertook his PhD at Cancer Research UK and at St Mark’s Hospital, and has spent 9 years working at West Middlesex University Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital where he still leads a cancer genetics clinic. He is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Imperial College London.

Dr Monahan performs genetic testing, endoscopic and other screening for gastrointestinal cancer in susceptible populations, such as those people with a family history of cancer, and also has an interest in prevention and early detection of cancer. He has research interests in clinical and molecular aspects of gastrointestinal pathology, particularly in the field of endoscopy, colorectal, pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers

Dr Andy Feber

Dr Andy Feber is the Deputy Scientific Director (Clinical Genomics) at the Royal Marsden, he is also the lead for the Translational epigenetic group at the ICR. He obtained her PhD under the supervision of Prof Colin Cooper at The Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, where he studied the genomics of urological cancers.

On completion of his PhD Andy joined Dr Tony Godfrey at Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and subsequently Assistant Professor. He continued his postdoctoral training, returning to the UK in 2008 to the laboratory of Prof. Stephan Beck, at the UCL Cancer Institute, London, to investigate the role of DNA methylation in cancer development and progression.

In 2011 he set up a Translational Uro-Oncolgy research group at UCL with Professor John Kelly, and from 2017 he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Targeted Intervention, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, UCL. Where he still holds an Honorary appointment. His research interests focus on understanding the role the epigenome plays in cancer development, and how changes in the epigenome can be used as non-invasive biomarkers for the detection, diagnosis and monitoring of patients with cancer.

Ms Jennifer Wiggins

Jennifer is the senior genetic counsellor at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and has specialised in cancer genetics since 2003. She is a GCRB registered genetic counsellor with 25 years’ experience in the NHS. She developed a resource for BRCA carriers ‘The Beginner’s Guide to BRCA1 and BRCA2’ and the Beginner’s Guide to Lynch syndrome which is used a reference by NHS Choices for patients considering genetic testing. Jennifer has published a genetic counselling textbook ‘Getting the Message Across: Communication in Diverse Populations in Clinical Genetics’ which examines barriers to communication with genetic patients and discusses techniques for ensuring patients’ understanding of their genetic assessment is optimised. She has presented papers and posters at national and international genetic conferences and has been involved in teaching the Cancer Genomics module of the Imperial College’s MSc in Genomic Medicine since 2015.

She was on the committee of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) from 2004-2009, has been a Board member of GCRB since 2012.

How to join this webinar

First, you must book your place at the webinar on this web page. On the day, you must sign into our virtual learning environment RCPI Brightspace.

On the day of the event, the steps are:

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During the event

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Can't attend? Recordings will be available to watch online afterwards

There are limited places available for the live webinar. If you are unable to book a place, you will be able to watch videos of all of the talks on Panopto, our video sharing platform.

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