2018 Cancer Update

The Cancer Council Update series will look to bring new research findings to our community and shine a light on important cancer issues. 

Cancer Council Update activities include public lectures, professional education sessions and extensive media coverage. These events are free and open to the public. Registrations are not necessary.

Upcoming Perth lectures

Unless otherwise advised all lectures are held on a Monday at the State Library Theatre, Alexander Library Building, Francis Street, Perth. Lectures commence at 12.30pm and run until 1.30pm. Save the dates, please check back often as more details are posted here.




 25 June 2018 Dr Annette McWilliams Update on progess towards Lung Cancer Screening in Australia
 27 August 2018 Professor Christobel Saunders Cancer Treatment; Making an Informed Choice
26 November 2018  TBA  TBA
4 February 2019  TBA  TBA


Managing and living with a terminal illness: A personal story

On Monday 26 February 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.



Finding meaning, living with purpose

On Monday 21 May Dr Christina Puchalski from the George Washington Institute of Spiritual and Health presented a talk on ways to find meaning and purpose after a cancer diagnosis. The audio from the talk is available here until Friday 29 June.

 Listen to the audio file here.