Managing oesophagogastric cancer in general practice

Webinar summary

17 October 2018

Despite low incidence rates, oesophageal and gastric cancers have a poor prognosis, with 5 year survival rates ranging from 20-30%. General practice plays a key role in promoting prevention strategies, increasing awareness of risk factors, in the early identification of signs and symptoms of oesophageal and gastric cancers and in prompt referral to diagnostic and specialist services.

This webinar focuses on imparting the necessary skills and knowledge to GPs to enable them to provide current evidence-based care to their patients. Tools which support the identification of signs and symptoms with presenting patients and for accessing local referral pathways are discussed. Management strategies for common risk factors including Barrett’s oesophagus and Helicobacter Pylori are also covered.

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the current evidence related to prevention, early detection, presentation, initial investigations and referral for oesophagogastric cancer
  • Use evidence-based tools and resources to help determine a patients risk of cancer based on presenting signs and symptoms
  • Identify how to access local referral pathways for diagnostic imaging and specialist appointment for patients presenting with signs and symptoms of oesophagogastric cancers.

This webinar is proudly supported by the Cancer Council Victoria, the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Government.

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Professor Jon Emery
Professor Alex Boussioutas



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Webinar slides (PDF 2.3 MB)

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