Cancer Surgery 4: Pathology & Adjuvant Treatment

In this episode Dr Jonathan White discusses the post-operative pathology report and adjuvant treatment After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:
  • explain how definitive staging information is obtained, and describe synoptic reporting
  • interpret the key elements of a pathology report and explain them to a patient
  • explain the purpose of adjuvant treatment for cancer, and describe the factors considered when deciding to give adjuvant treatment
  • outline the role of the Tumour Board in planning adjuvant treatment for cancer
  • differentiate between the morphology of a tumour and its biological behaviour

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