Come to our public lecture on 23 June

Wednesday 8 June 2016

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jane Maher who will give our next public lecture ‘The changing cancer story – living with and beyond cancer’ here at the College on 23 June 2016 at 6.30 pm.

Jane’s talk will explain how the cancer story is changing. There are now 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and survival rates for many cancers have improved radically over the last 20 years. New and improved treatments have played a major role in this change. However, the role of radiotherapy is far less well understood than that of other treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. And surviving does not always mean living well. As the number of people living with and beyond cancer continues to increase, a greater focus on recovery is needed. This includes recognising and reducing the impact of consequences of cancer and its treatment, such as the impact on bone and heart health and the risk of developing another cancer.

Professor Jane Maher has been a clinical oncologist for over 25 years, specialising in breast and advanced prostate cancer. She is Macmillan’s Chief Medical Officer and is also a practicing consultant clinical oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Jane has a particular interest in living with and beyond cancer and the late consequences of cancer treatment. She has advised national NHS bodies and is well known for working to link patient priorities and the voluntary sector. She has written more than 100 published articles and advises on cancer survivorship programmes in Europe and Canada.

While the lecture is free, spaces are limited. To register your place email rcrlecture@rcr.ac.uk or call Charlotte Hussey on 020 7406 5966