Many of the UK’s leading cancer professionals gathered in Dublin on the 29th to the 31st of January at the 18th BTOG (British Thoracic Oncology Group) annual 2020 conference.

One of the biggest highlights in our calendars, BTOG attracted 921 attendees last year and over 1000 this year who gathered to hear healthcare experts from eight different countries present on the latest developments in cancers of the chest and lungs (thoracic cancers).

BTOG is a world-class collaboration of medical professionals whose mission is to support and educate healthcare experts, create a professional community to exchange ideas, information and innovation and to foster the development of research. Its overall aim is to represent the needs of cancer patients and ultimately, improve clinical outcomes.
We attended as part of the Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum and were delighted to be supporting the much-anticipated three-day event which covered a wide range of interesting topics. These included updates on immunotherapy trials and treatments, research findings into mesothelioma and advanced lung cancer as well as the latest innovations and best practice in nursing care and support.

We are keen to ensure we keep up to date with the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancers and mesothelioma. BTOG gives us the opportunity to learn from leading oncologists and healthcare providers and ultimately help and advise our patients better. It also gives us a chance to talk to medical practitioners and clinical nurse specialists and raise even greater awareness of how HASAG can offer much-needed support to patients and their families.