Upcoming events for breast cancer patients and survivors

Two public talks that will be of interest to breast cancer patients and survivors are taking place over the next week in Dublin, organised by Breast-Predict, the Irish Cancer Society’s breast cancer research centre. Here are the details…

Taking Charge of Breast Cancer: Lifestyle Tips for Survivors

Thursday 26 April, 6pm, J.M. Synge Lecture Theatre (Trinity College Dublin Arts Building, second floor, Room 2039), Nassau St, Dublin.

The keynote speaker at this event will be Dr Pamela Goodwin. She is the creator of the “Taking Charge” support group program at the Marvelle Koffler Breast Cancer Centre in Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada, which educates patients about healthier diet and physical activity choices that may decrease the risk of recurrence.

Dr Goodwin will cover aspects of her work with cancer patient support groups, and run through the links between lifestyle and breast cancer diagnosis, recurrence and survival.

This free event will take place in conjunction with Europa Donna Ireland.

You can register for this free event here.


Perceptions in Breast Cancer

Tuesday 1 May, 5pm, Albert Theatre, RCSI, Dublin 2.
The keynote speaker at this event will be Prof Dame Lesley Fallowfield, a distinguished Professor of Psycho-Oncology at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK. Prof Fallowfield’s research interests include the assessment of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in clinical trials of cancer therapy, and communication-development and evaluation of innovative training courses and materials to assist healthcare professionals’ communicating with patients, their families and with clinical colleagues.

Prof Cathy Kelly (Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mater Hospital) will also be talking about her work in relation to patients’ perspectives of cancer clinical trials.

You can register for this free event here.


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