Personalising bowel cancer treatment

 Podcast: Research Pulse, Episode 08.

In this episode we’re talking about going beyond a one-size-fits all approach to bowel cancer treatment, and tailoring treatment to each individual patient.

Our guest is Associate Professor Tarik Sammour, Colorectal Surgeon and researcher at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide.

We learn:

  • about the difficulty of treating bowel cancer
  • when and why radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery can be offered in a different order
  • how a personalised approach can deliver better treatment, but also align better with patient wishes and values

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More about the research

Click below to read the published work mentioned in this episode:

This research has been made possible with funding from The Hospital Research Foundation Group.

About the researcher

Associate Professor Sammour is a Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

He is also a researcher within the Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide.