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Early cancer diagnosis, can radiology make a difference? 03 Nov 2017

The incidence of cancer will rise 2% per year for the next 15 years with those born after 1960 having a one in two chance of developing the disease during their lifetime. Referrals for suspected cancer continue to rise year-on-year with the demand on complex imaging continuing to grow by approximately 10% per annum.

Despite this the patient outcomes in the UK are not as good as comparable health care systems in Europe and other continents.

This talk will explore how we should manage this never ending pressure and establish how we can develop a service that could improve our patient outcomes.

Educational aims/learning objectives:
• To provoke debate on the future of diagnostic services in cancer management

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Duration:52 mins


Speaker info

Gareth Davies

Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Royal Glamorgan Hospital Dr Gareth Davies has been a Consultant Interventional Radiologist for 16 years at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, specialising in vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures. He has developed an extensive interest in medical education and leadership roles holding a number of posts in postgraduate medical education, with an interest in quality assurance and workforce planning. In 2011, he was appointed as the imaging lead to develop the Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme, and following its launch in 2013, was appointed as the quality assurance and imaging lead for the national programme. In July 2016, he was appointed as an Associate Medical Director of the Wales Cancer Network, to lead on diagnostic service improvement to benefit patient cancer outcomes. More recently he has undertaken the role of Clinical Lead for the Detecting Cancer Earlier Programme in Wales. He is currently a board member of the International Cancer Benchmarking Programme (ICBP).