Knowledge surrounding cancer and the development of modern technologies has revolutionised the way healthcare has been offered over the last 50 years. The extent of the development means that someone diagnosed with cancer today is twice as likely to survive 10 years after their diagnosis than they would in 1970.
The most common cancer is breast cancer, which accounts for almost a sixth of all cases in both females and males combined*. During the period of 2014-16, it was reported that there were 55,213 new cases of breast cancer and 11,399 deaths.
Until we find a cure for cancer, we need to keep managing our expectations. We need to keep developing the patient pathway from the detection of cancers all the way through to treatment and aftercare – allowing people who have been diagnosed with cancer to live as comfortably as possible.
Against Breast Cancer is partnered with the Oncology Convention, the ideal destination for thousands of leading oncology professionals to come together and discuss how the patient pathway should be developed. The event has 4 dedicated focus areas this year, one of which is breast cancer – something that is well covered in the event’s specially curated CPD accredited education programme.
Visitors can expect to see breast cancer experts such as: breast cancer expert Professor Jayant Vaidya from the University College London Hospitals who is speaking on “Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT-IORT) for breast cancer”, Against Breast Cancer researcher Prof Ingunn Holen from the Department of Oncology and Metabolism, University of Sheffield on “Tumour cell dormancy and breast cancer relapse” and Breast Cancer UK’s Dr Margaret Wexler who will be covering “How can we prevent breast cancer?”
Visit us at the Oncology Convention, Stand 794, Hall 19
Against Breast Cancer will have a stand in the Hall throughout the convention, delegates are welcome to come and visit us to talk about our current research projects and to learn more and register for details of our future funding opportunities for researchers.
Oncology Convention 2020
17 & 18 March 2020
National Exhibition Centre
What’s more, the convention provides visitors with access to a multitude of the industry’s leading businesses who will exhibit their revolutionary technologies, products, and services that are changing the way hospitals and trusts deliver cancer related care. Present at the event will be businesses such as main show sponsor Philips, Rutherford Cancer Centres, Prostate Cancer UK and Breast Cancer UK.
The Oncology Convention is co-located alongside the Medical Imaging Convention that contains a theatre dedicated to breast screening. A free ticket to Oncology Convention grants you access to both conventions, so follow the link to the website and register for yours now!
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*Source: Cancer Research UK