Colorectal Cancer Conference 2018

Welcome to the 12th Colorectal Cancer Conference – A Multidisciplinary Approach. This year’s Conference will be held at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre at Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Building in Melbourne. 

Our international guest this year is Dr George Chang from The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr Chang has expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for colorectal cancer and complex exenterative surgery for locally advanced and recurrent disease. Dr Chang will deliver the Jack Mackay Plenary Lecture and with provide his insight as part of our panel sessions.

We will continue the multidisciplinary approach to lower gastrointestinal cancer management which remains the driving force of the conference involving medical practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals and laboratory researchers. Further to this the program will cover state of the art clinical practice, including current areas of controversy and consider cutting edge translational research that may change practice going forward. 

Topics will include, immunotherapy for colorectal cancer, the role of circulating DNA in colorectal cancer management, advances in management of liver metastasis , translational laboratory research is impacting on the development of immunotherapy, and the challenge of management of pelvic sidewall lymph nodes in rectal cancer. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Conference.

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

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