2018 Cancer Update Series


Managing and living with a terminal illness: A personal story

On Monday 26 February 2018, Susi Matthews and Sandy McGorman shared their personal experience of managing and living with a terminal cancer diagnosis. The have courageously shared their ups and downs in the hope of lighting the way for others living with a terminal illness.


TRACEBACK: A New Approach to Ovarian and Breast cancer prevention

On Friday 10 August 2018 Dr Rachel Delahunty spoke about TRACEBACK, a study aiming to reduce the incidence of inherited breast and ovarian cancer in Australia via testing with a history of ovarian cancer. In addition, she is leading a pilot translational research project assessing circulating tumour DNA in endometrial cancer which she will run alongside ongoing clinical work in medical oncology.


Cancer Treatment: Making an informed choice

On Monday 27 August 2018 Professor Christobel Saunders presented ‘Cancer Treatment: Making an Informed Choice'. This presentation is a patient focused version of the WACOG and GP sessions held in recent months around Treatment Refusal and the growing trend in patients choosing alternative cancer treatments, often with devastating side effects.