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Changing Attitudes to Cancer

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Date: 10th September

Location: University of Central Lancashire

For further information about the conference, please contact Liz Roberts Conference Officer

Email: healthconferences@uclan.ac.uk 
Tel: 01772 893809

Do you want to know more about recent advances in research to improve cancer survival and quality of life?

  • The UK has some of the worst cancer survival rates in Europe
  • Research has highlighted high levels of fear about cancer in the population
  • But more people are living longer with a diagnosis of cancer

This conference will highlight recent advances in research to improve cancer survival and quality of life following a cancer diagnosis in the UK. The conference will cover topics across the cancer pathway including early detection, management and survivorship. It will be of interest to those who work with and for cancer patients in health, social care, public health, commissioning or charities.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers include:

Lindsay Forbes King’s College London, Promoting Early Cancer Presentation

Claire Foster National Survivorship programme, University of Southampton

Charles Davis Honorary Fellow, UCLan

Ali Stunt Pancreatic Cancer Action

Programme

Draft Conference Programme: Tuesday 10th September 2013, Foster Lecture Theatre 2 and Foyer

9.30 - 10.15 Registration
10.00 - 10.15

Welcome

Professor Gerry Kelleher

Vice Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire

10.15-10.45

Pancreatic Cancer: The not-so-silent cancer

Ali Stunt

Founder, Pancreatic Cancer Action

10.45-11.15

What explains delay in presentation in cancer patients?

Dr Lindsay Forbes

King’s College London, Promoting Early Cancer Presentation

11.15-11.30

Breast cancer in the over 70's: Women's perceptions

Dr Rachel Tarling,

University of Central Lancashire

11.30-11.45

Plenary Session 1

 

11.45-12.00

The linguistics of framing cancer: with a focus on some recent campaigns

Professor Dawn Archer,
University of Central Lancashire

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-13.30

Supported self-management: The changing face of follow-up

Dr Claire Foster

Macmillan Survivorship Research Group, University of Southampton

13.30-13.45

Evaluating nurse-led telephone follow-up after treatment for cancer

Professor Kinta Beaver

University of Central Lancashire

13.45-14.00

Looking beyond the surface: Learning from in-depth interviews with gay Men about their experiences of prostate cancer

Dawn Doran

University of Central Lancashire

14.00-14.10

Cancer in the living body: Experiencing cancer diagnosis, treatment and survival from the perspective of bodily awareness.

Tim Lamford,
University of Central Lancashire

14.10-14.25

Plenary Session 2

14.25-14.55

Coffee and poster viewing

 

14.55-15.25

Brain metastatic cancer.

 

Professor Charles Davis,
Honorary Fellow, University of Central Lancashire

15.25-15.40

Illuminating cancer diagnosis: The rapid orthogonal diagnosis of cancer.

James Hands,
University of Central Lancashire

15.40-15.55

Aptamers in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Dr. Lisa Shaw,
University of Central Lancashire

15.55-16.10

Plenary Session 3

 

16.10-16.30

Bowel cancer: Choosing life

Mark Davies,
Survivor and author
16.30 Close

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Conference Venue

University of Central Lancashire
Foster Building
Marsh Lane
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2HE

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