Meet­ing on skin can­cer threat

Irish Examiner - County - - Front page -

A pub­lic meet­ing will be held in Cork this week to dis­cuss melanoma, a po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous form of skin can­cer.

In­ci­dences of melanoma have al­most tre­bled in the last 20 years but, also, sur­vival rates have im­proved.

The main au­di­to­rium at Cork Univer­sity is the set­ting on this Thurs­day, at 6.15pm, for a free event, open to the pub­lic en­ti­tled: ‘De­cod­ing Can­cer: Get­ting Un­der the Skin — Modern Melanoma Treat­ments’.

Cork-based Dr Derek Power, a con­sul­tant med­i­cal on­col­o­gist at the Mercy and Cork Univer­sity Hos­pi­tals, will out­line treat­ment ad­vances and what they mean for melanoma pa­tients.

Any­one wish­ing to at­tend, please reg­is­ter at: de­cod­ing­cancer­me­lanoma.eventbrite.ie.

Dr Power is an au­thor on more than 80 papers, re­views and book chap­ters on can­cer and var­i­ous as­pects of can­cer re­search.

The event is be­ing held as part of the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety’s ‘De­cod­ing Can­cer’ se­ries of pub­lic talks which aims to dis­pel some of the myths around can­cer and ex­plore the many ad­vances be­ing made through re­search in pre­ven­tion, early de­tec­tion, treat­ment, and sur­vivors’ qual­ity of life.

It is likely around 1,000 peo­ple in Ire­land will be diag nosed with melanoma this year, a dis­ease which can also claim around 150 lives.

The main au­di­to­rium is on the left-hand side as a per­son en­ters Cork Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal’s main ‘front’ door.

The talk will also be livestreamed on the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety’s Face­book page and the pub­lic can also join in the con­ver­sa­tion on so­cial me­dia # De­cod­ing Can­cer. For in­for­ma­tion on re­search projects as­so­ci­ated with the dis­ease, visit can­cer.ie/ re­search.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.