2020 Cancer Update Series

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

The Cancer Update Series is currently on hold until further notice. We will advise in due course as to whether we can re-commence face-to-face sessions.

We appreciate your ongoing support and interest in these sessions and we hope to continue to provide community education sessions in the future.
Please check this page for updates or contact education@cancerwa.asn.au for any queries.

In the meantime - We're pleased to bring you a special online lecture as part of our new Cancer Chatter online series. 

Where: Online. Note this is delivered via Zoom. Once registered via Eventbrite, you will be emailed a link to join the lecture prior to the event. Please check all mailboxes in case the email goes into your spam inbox.

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Myeloma, Where are we in 2020?

On  Tuesday, 25 February, Dr Tony Calogero, Haematologist gave a lecture on Myeloma.  This lecture reviewed the current tools used in making a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma, as well as those we use in assessing prognosis. He spoke about the current treatment options  available in Australia, as well as looking at what is on the horizon for new treatments. Clinical snippets and case summaries were used to highlight important points, and allow to Tony to relate his personal experiences in managing Myeloma.

Tony is a dual trained clinical/laboratory haematologist, with special interests in medical education (including investigating and improving mechanisms of keeping patients informed during their cancer journey), as well as advancing cancer care and cancer outcomes in the rural and remote setting. He has substantive sessional appointments at Royal Perth Hospital and SJOG Midland Hospital. Tony is also the Clinical Lead for Haematology for the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN), and has recently been appointed as the Director of Haematology for the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).