CANCER AND CLINICAL TRIALS: Recent Advancements and Ongoing Challenges
Cancer is now the most common cause of death in Ireland and yet more people than ever are living with it. Thanks to the research and the advancements made in detection and treatment, the rate of survival in Ireland continues to improve with over 170,000 people in Ireland living with and beyond cancer. With the impact of cancer reaching far beyond treatment how can we ensure the needs of cancer survivors are being met; that they can come back from treatment and thrive?
With an ageing population there needs to be a sustained focus on treatment and prevention of cancer. The successful development of new therapies is dependent on patients and medical centres able and willing to participate in clinical trials. This success can be seen in particular from new immunotherapy trials showing unprecedented benefits to cancer patients.
As part of our LIVING WITH series, this panel discussion will look at the latest developments in delivering a tailored approach to cancer care and diagnostics. We will not only speak to the researchers on the front lines of clinical trials but we will also hear about life after treatment and the impact cancer has on patients’ lives.