2018 Cancer Update Lecture Series

Our Cancer Council Update Series bring new research findings to the community and shine a light on important cancer issues. 

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

Upcoming Perth lectures

Lectures are held at the State Library Theatre, Alexander Library Building, Francis Street, Perth.
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Monday 27 August 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Professor Christobel Saunders Cancer Treatment; Making an Informed Choice
Monday 26 November 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Mr David Speakman  TBA


Watch previous lectures from 2018 below:

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.


Update on progress towards Lung Cancer Screening in Australia

On Monday 25 June 2018, Dr Annette McWilliams presented on lung cancer, the need for screening and the current state of play in relation to recommendations and research into lung cancer screening.

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.