2019 Cancer Update 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.

Lectures are held at the State Library Theatre, Alexander Library Building, Francis Street, Perth.
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Upcoming Perth lectures

Date Speaker Topic


24th October


Dr Ursula Sansom


 Intervening early to support families after child and adolescent cancer: A focus on community collaborations



Mesothelioma: new developments in the lab and the clinic

On Monday 19th August Dr (Willem) Joost Lesterhuis discussed how mesothelioma arises, what symptoms it causes, how it's treated and what is currently being done in terms of research in the lab and the clinic. He  also covered how findings from this research can be applied to other cancers.


Prevention and early detection of bowel cancer

On Tuesday 30 July 2019, Dr Hooi Ee, Gastroenterologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital , discussed what bowel cancer is, why Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, and what you can do to reduce your risk.



Cancer immunotherapy for melanoma "The current state of play with immunotherapy treatments"

On Thursday 24 January 2019, Dr Ryan Sullivan gave a presentation on about what immunotherapy is and how it has impacted the care of patients with melanoma and will touch upon the types of treatments, how they are used, and what the downsides are. Dr Ryan Sullivan is an Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Assistant Professor, Haematology/Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital.