Eighth State Cancer Conference

Cancer Council Western Australia is pleased to be hosting the Eighth State Cancer Conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in Perth, Western Australia, on Thursday 24 October 2013.

The biennial conference provides an opportunity to hear current advances in cancer research from eminent international, national and local researchers. The conference includes opportunities for medical and clinical researchers and public health professionals to share their research success with the cancer community.  The conference program covers basic biology/laboratory research, prevention, early detection and treatment, and service delivery. Clinicians, researchers, scientists, cancer survivors, those working in service organisations and grass-roots community groups, and others with a specific interest in cancer are encouraged to attend.

Latest news!

The draft conference program (pdf, 53kb) and concurrent sessions program (pdf, 126kb) are now available.  The conference proceedings booklet will be available online next week to help you plan your day.

Not long now...early bird registrations close Thursday 17 October 2013.

Conference speakers

The Eighth State Cancer Conference will showcase international, national and local speakers. We are pleased to announce the following international keynote speakers from Harvard University has been secured for this event:

Associate Professor Eva Schernhammer
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard University

Assistant Professor Markus Frank
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

National and local plenary speakers include:

Professor Michael Millward
Cancer Council Professor of Clinical Cancer Research
School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Unit

Associate Professor Penny Schofield
Research Director of Nursing and Supportive Care Research Department
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre



To register please download and open with Adobe to complete the registration form (pdf 530kb) electronically and email conference2013@cancerwa.asn.au or print and return by fax to 9388 4399. For information on details we collect, please see our Privacy Collection Statement (pdf, 51kb).

To contact the event coordinator please email conference2013@cancerwa.asn.au

Key dates

17 October Early bird registrations closes
24 October Eighth State Cancer Conference

Conference venue

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Rd
Perth WA 6000


The conference program will cover basic biology/laboratory research, prevention, early detection and treatment, service and program delivery, and behavioural research.

A full program will be available here prior to the conference.

Transport and parking

Buses Esplanade Busport is located adjacent to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Many bus services depart and arrive at the Esplanade Busport including the free CBD ‘Blue CAT' service. Perth's other major busport is the Wellington Street Bus Station, located along Wellington Street next to the Perth Central train station. Trains Esplanade train station is located at the doorstep of the Centre and services the Mandurah and Joondalup Railway Line. Other train stations within close proximity of the centre include: Perth Underground station (Mandurah and Joondalup Railway Line) located on the corner of William Street and Murray Street Mall. Perth Central station (Armadale-Thornlie Railway Line, Fremantle Railway Line and Midland Railway Line) located along Wellington Street (across from Forrest Place). An underground walkway connects the Perth Central station to the Perth Underground station

The City of Perth Convention Centre Car Park is located directly under the Centre. This car park is accessible via Mill Street, Mounts Bay Road and the Riverside Drive off ramp of the Mitchell Freeway. Payment for parking can be made by cash, credit card or with the City of Perth Parking Card.


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