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Public Forum on “Oesophageal Cancer in Tomorrow's World”

30 Sep 2010

The treatment of oesophageal cancer, the most rapidly increasing cancer in the western world, will be discussed by world experts at a free public forum on Saturday, October 2nd at 3pm.

The event hosted as part of the Southern Symposium on Foregut Cancers will take place in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (UCC), College Road, Cork. 

Five specialists will share their insights into the multiple disciplines involved in the treatment of oesophageal cancer.  The specialists will be in Cork to participate in a two-day Symposium on Foregut Cancer.  Rates of oesophageal cancer have increased by 38% in Ireland in last 15 yrs, and 350% worldwide in the last 30 years. Designed as a forum for patients, their families and the general public, this panel will offer the chance to “Meet the Experts”.   All of the panel will be available to answer questions about the treatment of this challenging diagnosis.

Some topics: Surgical approaches, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, palliative care and multimodal care.

Donald Low: Professor, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, USA
Dermot O’Toole: Consultant Gastroenterologist, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
Aileen Flavin: Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Cork University Hospital, Cork
Derek Power: Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mercy University Hospital, Cork
Tony O’Brien: Consultant Palliative Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Cork

Details from: Contact Anne Bedford on 086 386 0754.

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