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It’s been very interesting. A few things that really stand out for me – it’s so multidisciplinary. It’s not usual that you get such multidisciplinary interaction from allied health, researchers and clinicians coming together. So for me, that’s the thing that’s really interesting is the meetings - its taking basic science and talking about how do we make that work in the real world. And that’s for me, what makes it an exciting meeting for me to be at.                 








Prof Timothy Skinner  
Professor, Department of Health Psychology, University of Copenhagen


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Oncology, and Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Plenary
Debate Session: Future Technologies against Cancer will make Surgeons Obsolete 

 Track type: Plenary

Date: 17 Sep 2021


 Time: 1720 - 1805

Location: Seminar Room 5 

Recent advances in research and technology enable new strategies to be applied in the treatment of patients across many cancers. Since the Nobel prize awarded for research on cancer immunotherapy in 2018, there has been much attention on further improving upon cancer immunotherapy. There are also many cutting edge technologies available in Singapore, including proton beam therapy, intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT), peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT), robotics, immunotherapy and others which may do the work previously ascribed to surgeons. In this symposium, clinicians and scientists will discuss on the pros and cons of these strategies and the future needs will be addressed in the form of a debate, which will be educational, entertaining and witty.


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