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24thAnnual meet on Surgical Oncology , will be organized around the theme “Let’s work together to live in a cancer free world”

Surgical Oncology 2019 is comprised of 24 tracks and 88 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Surgical Oncology 2019.

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Cancer Epidemiology represents the study of factors responsible for the initiation, metastasis and prognosis of various types of cancer. Epidemiological research findings on cancer can facilitate the formulation of suitable therapeutic treatment methods and preventive medicines for cancer. When cancer is diagnosed, staging tests help determine how extensive the cancer is in terms of its location, size, growth into nearby structures, and spread to other parts of the body.

Three types of epidemiologic research apply to the field of cancer. Descriptive epidemiology focuses on the trends and frequency of disease in a given population. Analytic epidemiology deals with identifying causes and the predisposing risk associated with the development of disease. Clinical epidemiology outlines screening programs and evaluates the impact of prevention strategies on overall outcome. Environmental carcinogens are ubiquitous but often avoidable if aware

 

  • Track 1-1Diagnosis & Staging
  • Track 1-2Tests & Procedures
  • Track 1-3Cancer Prevention & Control
  • Track 1-4Cancer Epigenetics
  • Track 1-5Tumor suppressor genes
  • Track 1-6Environmental Carcinogens
  • Track 1-7Gene-Environment Interactions

A cancer diagnosis is often linked to family medical history, lifestyle choices, or something in the environment. And while you can’t control your family history or your whole environment, healthy lifestyle habits such as a good diet, regular physical activity, weight control, and quitting smoking if you’re prone to lighting up are all within your control.

“Risk factors are individualized, but it’s important to know that there are things you can do to lower your risk”. Sometimes it comes down to the simple things, like reapplying sunscreen to prevent skin cancer if you’ve been outside for a while. Knowing what you're up against can help you devise a plan for what screenings you may need to get (and when), what dietary changes could benefit you, and more — all personalized for you. “Modifying one thing might be helpful for one person but not necessarily helpful for someone else”.

 

Some of the cancers that most often affect women are breast, colon, endometrial, lung, and cervical, skin, and ovarian cancers. Knowing about these cancers and what you can do to help prevent them or find them early (when they are small and easier to treat) may help save life. Most women with breast cancer will have surgery. The type of surgery you have depends mainly on the size and location of the tumour, the size of the breast.

 

  • Track 3-1Breast Oncology
  • Track 3-2Breast Implants
  • Track 3-3Surgery For breast cancer
  • Track 3-4Gynaecologic Cancers

Cancer therapy describes the treatment of cancer in a patient, often with surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Targeted therapies are also available for some cancer types. A cancer patient might receive many different types of therapy, including those aimed at relieving the symptoms of cancer, such as pain. Therapies employing stem cells are showing increasing promise in the treatment of cancer. Precision medicine is an approach to patient care that allows doctors to select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease. This may also be called personalized medicine.

 

  • Track 4-1Surgery
  • Track 4-2Radiation Therapy
  • Track 4-3Chemotherapy
  • Track 4-4Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer
  • Track 4-5Hormone Therapy
  • Track 4-6Stem cell therapy
  • Track 4-7Precision Medicine

Several types of surgery are helpful to people with cancer. Some surgeries are used in combination with other types of treatmentCurative surgical operations are conducted to remove or destroy cancerous tissue. In a preventive surgery, the surgeon removes tissue that does not yet contain cancer cells, but has the probability of becoming cancerous in the future. The major role of surgery in the diagnosis of cancer lies in the acquisition of tissue for exact histologic diagnosis. Debulking is the reduction of as much of the bulk (volume) of a tumour as possible. It is usually achieved by surgical removal. Surgery to relieve distressing symptoms in an individual with no hope of cure or intent to lengthen their lifespan is considered palliative. Supportive surgery helps make other cancer treatments work effectively. Restorative or reconstructive surgery restores the body’s appearance, or the function of an organ or body part, after major surgery, such as a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

 

  • Track 5-1Curative surgery
  • Track 5-2Preventive surgery
  • Track 5-3Diagnostic surgery
  • Track 5-4Debulking surgery
  • Track 5-5Palliative surgery
  • Track 5-6Supportive surgery
  • Track 5-7Restorative surgery
  • Track 5-8Microscopically controlled surgery
  • Track 5-9Risks and Potential Side Effects of Surgery for Cancer Treatment
  • Track 5-10Lower the Chance of recurrence
  • Track 5-11Cancer incidence and the morality

Conventional surgery makes large incisions (or cuts) through the skin, muscle, and other layers of the body. When most people think of surgery, they picture a doctor using a scalpel and other surgical instruments to cut into and remove, repair, or replace parts of the body affected by disease. Newer surgical techniques are less invasive, use different types of surgical instruments, and lead to less pain and shorter recovery times. Cryosurgery (cryotherapy) is the use of extreme cold in surgery to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. Laser light is precisely aimed to cut or destroy a tumor. Electro surgery is used in oncology to destroy cancerous or abnormal cells using a high-frequency current. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses heat made by radio waves to kill cancer cells. Mohs surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. Thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a type of thoracic surgery performed using a small video camera that is introduced into the patient's chest via small incisions. Laparoscopic surgery & Robotic surgeries are commonly called “minimally invasive” surgery because it involves smaller incisions.

 

  • Track 6-1Cryosurgery
  • Track 6-2Laser surgery
  • Track 6-3Electro surgery
  • Track 6-4Radiofrequency ablation
  • Track 6-5Mohs surgery
  • Track 6-6Laparoscopic surgery
  • Track 6-7Thoracoscopic surgery
  • Track 6-8Robotic Surgery- Superior Results and Reduced Risks

The brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system can be impacted both by the spread of cancer from other parts of the body and by treatments for cancer occurring elsewhere in the body. Brain tumors are formed by abnormal growths and can appear in different areas of the brain. Benign (not cancerous) tumors may grow and press on nearby areas of the brain, but rarely spread into other tissues. Malignant (cancerous) tumors are likely to grow quickly and spread into other brain tissue. A tumor that grows into or presses on an area of the brain may stop that part of the brain from working the way  it should, whether the tumor itself is benign or malignant, and will then require treatment. The most common type of brain tumor seen does not originate from the brain tissue itself, but rather are metastases from extracranial cancers such as lung cancer and breast cancer.

 

  • Track 7-1

Oropharyngeal cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. Sometimes more than one cancer can occur in the oropharynx and in other parts of the oral cavity, nose, pharynx, larynx(voice box), trachea, or oesophagus at the same time.

Most oropharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Squamous cells are the thin, flat cells that line the inside of the oropharynx.

 

 

  • Track 8-1Risk Factors
  • Track 8-2Diagnosis & Evaluation
  • Track 8-3Staging

Thyroid cancer develops when cells change or mutate. The abnormal cells begin multiplying in thyroid and, once there are enough of them, they form a tumor. Thyroid cancer is more common in women than men. Women tend to get thyroid cancer in their 40s and 50s, while men who get it are usually in their 60s or 70s. About 80% of all thyroid cancers cases are papillary thyroid cancer. Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) is the second most common cancer of the thyroid. Medullary thyroid cancer starts as a growth of abnormal cancer cells within thethyroid. These special cells are the parafollicular C cells. Anaplastic thyroid cancer, also called undifferentiated thyroid cancer, is very rare and makes up only 1 to 2% of all thyroid cancers.

 

  • Track 9-1Papillary thyroid cancer
  • Track 9-2Follicular thyroid cancer
  • Track 9-3Medullary cancer
  • Track 9-4Anaplastic thyroid cancer

Parathyroid cancer is a rare cancer that usually affects people in their forties or fifties and occurs in one of the four parathyroid glands. The parathyroid glands are located in the neck and secrete parathyroid hormone, which enhances the release of calcium into the blood.

In about 90 percent of cases, the early signs of parathyroid cancer are high levels of parathyroid hormone (hyperparathyroidism) and calcium (hypercalcemia) in the blood. In these cases, the cancer is described as hormonally functional because the parathyroid glands are producing excess hormone.

 

  • Track 10-1

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk. The incidence is highest among outdoor workers, sportsmen, and sunbathers and is inversely related to the amount of melanin skin pigmentation; fair-skinned people are most susceptible. Skin cancers may also develop years after therapeutic x-rays or exposure to carcinogens (eg, arsenic ingestion).

 

  • Track 11-1Diagnosis
  • Track 11-2Types of Skin Cancer
  • Track 11-3Prevention

Blood cancers (like leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloproliferative disorders) affect the production of blood cells and their many functions, such as fighting off infections or preventing serious bleeding. Most of these cancers start in the bone marrow where blood is produced.

 

  • Track 12-1Types of blood cancers
  • Track 12-2Treatment
  • Track 12-3Recent advances in blood cancer Research

Lung cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way to form a tumour in the lung.The main symptoms are a cough, breathlessness and weight loss. The treatment you need depends on what type you have as well as your general health. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

 

  • Track 13-1Symptoms
  • Track 13-2Getting diagnosed
  • Track 13-3Stages, types and grades
  • Track 13-4Risks and causes
  • Track 13-5Survival
  • Track 13-6Treatment

Metastatic tumor of kidney is rare. Secondary malignant tumors of the kidney are uncommon, especially originating from hepatocellular carcinoma. As the applications of ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) are increasing, incidental finding of a metastatic tumour of kidney become usual. Renal metastases of patients with history of cancer may mimic primary renal tumors. When the kidney is the only known pathological site of patients with local controlled disease, the differentiation between renal metastases and primary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) may be little.

 

  • Track 14-1Diagnosis
  • Track 14-2Treatment
  • Track 14-3Research advancements

The pancreas is a gland of the digestive system. The causes of pancreatic cancer are unknown, but smokers are at greater risk. Likewise, the causes of colorectal cancer (including bowel cancer) are unknown but smoking and increasing age are risk factors. Pancreatic cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in Australia, with a five year survival rate of around 5%. The treatment and survival of patients with pancreatic cancer has not changed for over thirty years because there has been little research into the molecular and cell biology associated with it. A barium enema is an X-ray exam that can detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon). A sigmoidoscopy is a way to view the lower 20 inches of a person's sigmoid colon and rectum. It is one way to screen for colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy is a procedure that enables an examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to evaluate the inside of the colon (large intestine or large bowel).

 

 

 

  • Track 15-1Rectal Pain
  • Track 15-2Sigmoidoscopy
  • Track 15-3Barium Enema
  • Track 15-4Colon Cancer and Genetic Testing
  • Track 15-5Colonoscopy
  • Track 15-6Rectal cancer
  • Track 15-7Bowel cancer in pregnancy
  • Track 15-8Surgery

The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer occurs in the lining of the bladder. It is the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States. Risk factors for developing bladder cancer include smoking and exposure to certain chemicals in the workplace. People with a family history of bladder cancer or who are older, white, or male have a higher risk.

 

  • Track 16-1Surgery

Cervical cancer occurs when the cells of the cervix grow abnormally and invade other tissues and organs of the body. When it is invasive, this cancer affects the deeper tissues of the cervix and may have spread to other parts of the body (metastasis), most notably the lungs, liver, bladder, vagina, and rectum. However, cervical cancer is slow-growing, so its progression through precancerous changes provides opportunities for prevention, early detection, and treatment.

 

Esophageal cancer is cancer that occurs in the esophagus — a long, hollow tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. Esophagus helps move the food we swallow from the back of throat to stomach to be digested.

Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Incidence rates vary within different geographic locations. In some regions, higher rates of esophageal cancer cases may be attributed to tobacco and alcohol use or particular nutritional habits and obesity. Esophageal cancer usually begins in the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. Esophageal cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus. More men than women get esophageal cancer.

 

  • Track 18-1Deduction of esophageal cancer
  • Track 18-2Esophageal Cancer treatment
  • Track 18-3Esophageal Cancer surgery

Thymoma and thymic carcinoma are two types of thymus cancer. The thymus is a small organ in the upper chest. It’s in front of and above the heart. It makes white blood cells that help your body fight infection. With these types of cancer, tumors form on the outside of the thymus. Both kinds are rare. 

 

  • Track 19-1Risk Factors and Signs
  • Track 19-2Treatment & Surgery

Reproductive cancers are cancers that occur in the reproductive organs. They can affect both men and women. In women, these are cancers in the breast, cervix, uterus, vulva, endometrium or ovaries. In men, reproductive cancers can be found in the prostate, testicles and penis.

 

  • Track 20-1Penile Cancer
  • Track 20-2Testicular Cancer
  • Track 20-3Prostate Cancer

Treating tumors at the base of the skull (cranial base) or between the brain and the face and neck (cranio-cervical junction) can be extremely complex. The surrounding areas include a concentration of vital nerves, the spinal cord and major arteries. Symptoms can affect vision, hearing, sense of smell, speech, swallowing, movement and mental faculties.

 

  • Track 21-1Minimally Invasive Surgery

The types of cancers that occur most often in children are different from those seen in adults. Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells. Chronic leukaemias are rare in childhood. Childhood brain tumors are abnormal growths inside the skull of children. Even benign tumors can be serious. Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor of infancy. Wilms tumor (also called nephroblastoma) is a cancerous tumor in the cells of the kidney. Secondary non-Hodgkin lymphoma is less common among pediatric patients. Rhabdomyosarcoma is cancer of soft tissue (such as muscle), connective tissue (such as tendon or cartilage), or bone. Retinoblastoma is an eye cancer that begins in the retina — the sensitive lining on the inside of your eye. Osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma are the most common malignancies of bone tissues in children. Being pregnant may delay a cancer diagnosis. This is because some cancer symptoms, such as bloating, headaches, breast changes, or rectal bleeding, are also common during pregnancy.

 

  • Track 22-1Leukemia
  • Track 22-2Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Track 22-3Neuroblastoma
  • Track 22-4Wilms tumor
  • Track 22-5Lymphoma (including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
  • Track 22-6Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Track 22-7Retinoblastoma
  • Track 22-8Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
  • Track 22-9Cancer during pregnancy

The landscape of cancer treatment has dramatically changed over the last four decades. The age when surgery and radiotherapy were the only effective way to fight tumour growth has ended. A complex scenario where the molecular features of tumours seem to be the cornerstone of any therapy is now emerging.

 

Each person's experience with cancer is different, and the feelings, emotions, and fears that you have are unique. The values you grew up with may affect how you think about and deal with cancer. Some people may feel they have to be strong and protect their friends and families. Others seek support from loved ones or other cancer survivors or turn to their faith to help them cope. Some seek help from counsellors and others outside the family, while others don't feel comfortable with this approach.

The best health care doesn't come from machinery or buildings. It comes from people.