Meeting on skin cancer threat
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.