Prof Niall Davis discusses robotic partial nephrectomy in Beaumont Hospital and the benefits for patients
Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre Blog
by Caitriona Higgins
3w ago
The ‘‘gold standard’’ treatment for surgical management of small kidney cancers has shifted from radical nephrectomy (i.e. total nephrectomy) to robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN). RPN is designed to provide minimally invasive nephron sparing surgery and is technically feasible with the Da Vinci robotic platform. Wristed instrumentation and three-dimensional vision facilitate excellent ergonomics for resection and renorrhaphy; decreased warm ischemia time while preserving oncologic outcomes. Robotic kidney surgery was introduced to Beaumont in 2020 and approximately 125 robotic kidney cases hav ..read more
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Investigating the need for a Nurse led Pre Treatment Clinic for Blood Cancer Patients
Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre Blog
by Caitriona Higgins
3w ago
My name is Laura Kiernan and I work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Haematology. The main focus of my CNS role is to provide support and education for patients with a new diagnosis or relapsed haematological malignancy (blood cancer), such as Multiple Myeloma, Leukaemia or Lymphoma. Throughout 2023, I reviewed 205 patients who were commencing treatment in the Haematology Oncology Ward. Some I met with their family before commencing treatment, others I managed to meet on the day of starting treatment – with or without their family. I provide patients with both verbal and written educati ..read more
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Key Roles in the management of Upper Gastro Intestinal cancer at Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre
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by Caitriona Higgins
1M ago
With the spotlight on Upper Gastro Intestinal (UGI) cancers this month we focus on some of the key roles in our expert service at Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre. Our patients  have access to experts in advanced endoscopic techniques, minimally invasive surgery and structured enhanced recovery programmes and our team of experts continues to grow. My name is Wendy Hickey. I have recently started working in the role of Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) within the Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgical service here in Beaumont Hospital after completing my MSc in Advanced Nursing Pract ..read more
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The Cancer Patient Partnership Working Group visit with RCSI Researchers
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by Caitriona Higgins
1M ago
Cancer Research covers a broad spectrum from prevention to treatment and beyond. Making sure patient perspectives and experience guide the research agenda means that it has more value and relevance for patients as well as making it more meaningful for researchers. Members of the The Cancer Patient Partnership Working Group (CPPWG) joined researchers in the RCSI lab in St Stephens Green who are looking into treatments for metastatic breast cancer,  It was an very informative and enjoyable visit allowing us to see how lab based research is carried out and to ask questions and to exchange id ..read more
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Rozanna Hardie highlights the important role of the Laboratory in the Cancer Patient’s Journey
Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre Blog
by Caitriona Higgins
3M ago
  The laboratory in the Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre is made up of many different departments, all of which at some point have a part to play in helping Cancer Patients through their journey from diagnosis, to treatment. Rozanna Hardie, Business Manager in the Laboratory gives us an insight into how. “Laboratories are made up of many different departments and look after blood, fluid and tissue samples. Here are some examples of where we are involved in with our Cancer patients. Phlebotomy: All Cancer patients will meet our phlebotomy staff on a regular basis. Skilled phlebotomists minimis ..read more
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The ADEPPT Clinical Trial opens in Beaumont Hospital
Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre Blog
by Caitriona Higgins
5M ago
My name is Professor Jarushka Naidoo. I am a medical oncologist working in the Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre and I am excited to announce that on November 9th we opened the ADEPPT trial in Beaumont Hospital. This trial, which is being run by ETOP-IBCSG clinical trials group, and locally by Cancer Trials Ireland focuses on providing access to novel targeted therapies for lung cancer, and to patients who are normally not included in clinical trials- to expand their reach. Patients who are elderly with NSCLC (age over 70) or those who are unwell to start with (PS2) are often excluded from trials ..read more
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Be Sun Smart and Skin Cancer Aware
Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre Blog
by Caitriona Higgins
9M ago
Ireland has one of the highest incidence of skin cancer and with 13,000 cases a year it is the most common cancer in Ireland. Skin Cancer awareness for children and their parents is essential as they are likely to be outside for long periods of time, especially in warmer weather. Children’s skin is very sensitive to UV rays from the sun, and sunburn during childhood increases the risk of getting skin cancer as an adult. We used the HSE’s NCCP and Healthy Ireland Sun Smart picture that helps parents to pass on the “SLIP, SLOP, SLAP, SEEK, SLIDE” message to their children. Although many people ..read more
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Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre marks one year of OECI accreditation
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by Cait Kane
9M ago
Monday, 22 May: Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre marked one year of Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) accreditation with a special event to celebrate patients, partnerships and progress that took place in the RCSI Education and Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital on Friday, 19 May. The Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre is an innovative collaboration between Beaumont Hospital, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network. The event celebrated the Cancer Centre’s progress toward reducing the cancer burden since its accreditation by the OECI, Europe ..read more
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European Cancer Nursing Day 2023
Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre Blog
by Caitriona Higgins
9M ago
Today is European Cancer Nursing Day and we are celebrating the fantastic contribution that nurses caring for our Cancer patients make in Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre. This year’s theme is all about pioneering new approaches in cancer care through nursing innovation. Meet some of the cancer nurses involved in this in our Cancer Centre. Emma Devoy Flood is a CNS in Head and Neck Cancer that is currently undertaking research with the RCSI to improve quality of life through the introduction of an e-support tool.   “Improving cancer nurse education improves cancer care.” Aine Byrne in the Cen ..read more
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2022 Cancer Conference and Accreditation Event
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by Claire
9M ago
As Ireland’s newly accredited European Cancer Centre, the Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre, will hold its first conference in Dublin on Thursday, 22 September 2022. The conference is the first of its kind to be held by the Centre, which is an innovative collaboration between Beaumont Hospital, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network. The Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre has recently been accredited by the OECI, Europe’s accreditation body for standards in cancer research, education and clinical care. The inaugural cancer conference will bring together hea ..read more
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