Primary Care NEL

E4: Cancer Diagnosis & the RDC

April 07, 2022 Munir Adam Season 1 Episode 4
Primary Care NEL
E4: Cancer Diagnosis & the RDC
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In this episode Munir Adam is joined by Cancer Clinical Lead GP Dr Shaz Kang, who has been interviewing a Professor passionately leading the way in the all-important, yet poorly known Rapid Diagnostic Centre. The episode covers:

  • Scale of the problem
  • The role of Primary Care
  • Early detection of cancer
  • Making effective use of the RDC
  • Take home messages

SPECIAL THANKS to our guest speakers:  Professor Finbarr Cotter, Consultant haem-oncologist at Barts Health NHS Trust  & Dr Shaz Kang, General Practitioner and Clinical Cancer Lead in Waltham Forest. 


Cancer research UK - HP section.  Health professional | Cancer Research UK
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Scenario & Intro
Overview (with Shaz)
Early diagnosis (with Shaz)
Symptoms & Signs
Why RDC (with Prof. Cotter)
Workup in Primary Care
RDC - What goes on, where & why
Final comments