76% of primary bone cancer cases in the UK are misdiagnosed. Throughout Bone Cancer Awareness Week (12 - 18 Oct 2020) and as part of the Bone Cancer Awareness Initiative, we held a series of FREE online webinars, specifically designed for healthcare professionals to increase their understanding and knowledge of the signs and symptoms of primary bone cancers and tumours and referral pathways. Watch them below.

Physiotherapists

A quarter of all patients report symptoms to a physiotherapist. Watch our free online webinar delivered by Geraint Davies, Macmillan Specialist Practitioner Physiotherapist at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ,where he provided attendees with knowledge on the presenting symptoms and referral pathways for primary bone cancers.

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Medical Students

Bone cancer / sarcoma is a level-three priority learning objective, despite it having the same incidence as bacterial meningitis. Watch our free online webinar hosted by Krista Bose, medical student and former osteosarcoma patient. Krista provides attendees with knowledge on the presenting symptoms and referral pathways for primary bone cancers.

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GPs / Doctors

Patients, on average, visit healthcare professionals 8 times before being referred. Watch our free online webinar hosted by Dr Sandra Strauss, a medical oncologist specialising in bone sarcomas at University College London Hospital and Dr Phil Green, where they provided attendees with knowledge on the presenting symptoms and referral pathways for primary bone cancers.

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Radiologists

A plain X-ray may miss a third of all cases. Watch our free online webinar hosted by Dr Rajesh Botchu, Specialist Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham and Mr Jonathan Stevenson, Consultant Orthopaedic Oncology and Arthroplasty Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. Both hosts provided attendees with knowledge on the presenting symptoms, radiological features, and referral pathways for primary bone cancers.

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