Peter Mac GP Cancer Education Seminar Series

This education series will provide an opportunity for GPs to gain an understanding of their role in supporting patients with cancer screening, diagnosis and care.

GP Education series

The Peter Mac GP Cancer Education series will support general practitioners gain an understanding of their important role in supporting patients with cancer screening, diagnosis and care. This program is offered in partnership with the North West Melbourne PHN, and will allocate 2 RACGP Activity Points per session. 

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre specialists will inform attendees of advances in the assessment and management of cancers, and share perspectives on the important role of the GP in supporting their patients and in partnering with specialist clinical teams to advance best-practice care. They will discuss advances in the assessment and management of cancers, and the important role of the GP in supporting their patients and in partnering with specialist clinical teams to advance best practice care.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Peter Mac GP Cancer Education Seminar Series that will continue throughout 2023.

The first free online session is on 30 November 2022 commencing at 7pm.

Details of the session are provided below and on the booking site.

Session 1:  

Benign breast disease, high breast cancer risk and soft tissue sarcoma: How to diagnose and manage

Benign Breast Disease and when to be concerned

Presented by: Professor David Speakman OAM, Chief Medical Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, with over 20 years of experience as a surgeon specialising in breast disease and skin and melanoma. David will summarise everything you want to know about breast pain, cysts, and breast imaging. 

Breast Cancer Risk Reduction in those at Increased Risk

Presented by: Dr Wanda Cui, medical oncologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, specialising in breast cancer, cancer prevention and lung cancer. Wanda will focus on how to assess breast cancer risk and risk assessment tools, risk prevention strategies such as lifestyle factors, when GPs should consider offering hormonal management to reduce risk of breast cancer, and surgery for risk reduction.

You found a lump.  Now what?

Presented by: Associate Professor David Gyorki, consultant surgical oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, specialising in the management of patients with melanoma and advanced skin cancers, breast cancer and soft tissue sarcoma. David will discuss identifying the features of a soft tissue mass that raise the possibility of a soft tissue malignancy, what a GP needs to know and the signs not to miss to support an early diagnosis and optimal outcome for patients.

If you have any questions about this education series, please email: [email protected]