Our Living Room Webinar Series features expert guest speakers discussing a range of topics and developments in GI Cancer research and clinical trials.

Webinar: Unlocking the Mysteries of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in GI Cancer Treatment

Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 11:00am–12:30pm AEST

GI cancer is pervasive and incredibly complex. Treating patients requires health practitioners to consider an enormous amount of data – often too much for clinicians to analyse on their own. To accelerate the development of better cancer treatments, researchers are building tools that can quickly draw meaningful insights from cancer data. In addition to big data, in recent years several applications of Artificial Intelligence have emerged in the GI cancer field based on its efficient computational power and learning capabilities such as image-based diagnosis and prognosis prediction.

Join the Chair of the GI Cancer Institute and guest speakers Dr Hui-li Wong and Associate Professor Vicki Whitehall as they explain how advances in technology is influencing current and future GI cancer treatment options.

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Webinar: Unlocking the Mysteries of GI Cancer and Finding Hope

Friday 21 May 2021 at 11:00am-11:45am AEST

GI cancers are notoriously hard to treat, so what insights have led to survival rates improving over the past 30 years? And what hope does the future hold?

In our 30th anniversary year, join us as we take a look back at how a GI cancer patient’s experience has changed over the years and what we’ve learned about treating GI cancers. We’ll also explore the exciting discoveries currently being tested which could radically change treatments in the future.

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Webinar: Unlocking the Mysteries of Nutrition, Treatment and Trials:

Spotlight on Pancreatic and Stomach cancers, the silent killers

Friday 27 November 2020 at 11:30am-12:15pm AEST

Pancreatic cancer and Stomach cancer are often called the silent killers. They are difficult to detect and survival rates are tragically low. But more than 6,000 Australians will be diagnosed with one of these diseases this year.

In recognition of pancreatic and stomach cancer awareness month in November, our guest speakers medical oncologist Associate Professor Nick Pavlakis and clinical dietitian Belinda Steer, and moderator Daniel Goulburn OAM, discussed all facets of managing these cancers from study design challenges through to the importance of nutrition during and after treatment.

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Webinar: Unlocking the mysteries of Rare Cancers

Friday 18 September 2020 at 11:30am-12:15pm AEST

Why do rare cancers have lower rates of patient survival than common cancers? Join medical oncologist Professor David Goldstein and Rare Cancers Australia CEO Richard Vines as they demystify rare cancers and talk about how to develop research in an area that is critically underfunded. This webinar is being held in collaboration with our friends at Rare Cancers Australia.

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Webinar: Unlocking the mysteries of Clinical Trials

Held on 26 June 2020 at 11:00-11:45am AEST

In our first Living Room Series webinar, we discussed clinical trials and how they actually work: from a spark of inspiration to enrolling patients. The webinar was hosted by Dr Lorraine Chantrill, Head of Medical Oncology, Wollongong Hospital and Chair, GI Cancer Institute with Professor Chris Karapetis, Medical Oncologist, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.

Our hosts drew on their wealth of expertise to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted clinical trials and the care of patients. They also discussed what it actually means to get a clinical trial going and the potential impact on trials at this time and they took a look at hopes and plans for the future to find cures for patients with Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer.

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