27 Oct 2017

Event reminder: 2 Nov "The forgotten male cancers", Surgery public lecture

Professor T.Clark Gamblin, visiting Fulbright Scholar, is giving
a public lecture 2 Nov 2017 at the Alfred Medical Research and
Education (AMREP) centre. RSVP here for catering purposes
The 2017 Surgery Public Lecture is coming up shortly on Thursday 2 November. Come and hear internationally renowned surgeon, Professor T. Clark Gamblin, on the forgotten but lethal male cancers, including those of the pancreas, liver and oesophagus.


Most men are aware of the risk of prostate cancer as it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Fortunately, 95% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer can expect to survive at least 5 years.

There are, however, other cancers that predominately affect men, which unfortunately do not have such high 5 year survival rates. These are the less known or forgotten male cancers. They include cancers of the pancreas, liver and oesophagus and are alarmingly amongst the most rapidly increasing cancers in our community. This makes it imperative that we find ways to improve the outlook for patients diagnosed with these cancers. This may be achieved by improving treatments and surgical techniques as well as by raising public awareness of the early warning signs that one of these cancers may be developing.  If we can catch these cancers early – we have more hope of providing a cure.

Details
  • Date: Thursday, 2 November 2017
  • Time: 5.30 pm drinks and canapes for 6.00 pm start. Lecture followed by Q&A session.
  • Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, adjacent to the Baker Institute at 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, 200 metres east of the main Alfred Hospital entrance. See map.
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: CLICK HERE. Please RSVP by Monday 30 October 2017 for catering purposes
  • Enquiries: Jacki.Sievers@monash.edu ph +61 3 9903 0190 or Daphne.Vogiagis@monash.edu ph +61 3 9903 30611
  • For more information please see the website

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