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Targeting Cancer Appearing At CNSA

07 Jun 2018

Targeting Cancer is delighted to be invited to the forthcoming Cancer Nurses Society of Australia’s Annual Congress.

The congress, which takes place in Brisbane from Thursday, June 21-Saturday, June 23, is expected to attract over 600 nurses and delegates from across the country.

“Nurses are key advocates and supporters for people with cancer,” Targeting Cancer Clinical Lead A/Prof Sandra Turner said. “They have a central role in helping cancer patients decide what, ultimately, is the right treatment for them.

“This event is a terrific opportunity to highlight the importance of radiation therapy and its vital role in treating cancer.

“We are delighted to be attending this event and promote the Targeting Cancer message and thank the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia for inviting us to this hugely important congress. We are lucky to have three sessions about radiation therapy at the congress and hope all delegates can join us to gain vital knowledge about radiation therapy in 2018.”

Targeting Cancer Clinical Lead A/Prof Sandra Turner will be presenting at the forthcoming CNSA Congress.

The first session, scheduled for the Friday, is entitled ‘Radiation Therapy – The Science and Side Effects of Modern Radiation Therapy: Strategies to Improve Cure and Reduce Toxicity’. This session will unravel the mysteries of modern radiation therapy and explain the science behind current cutting-edge technology reducing side effects for patients. Dr Lucinda Morris, chair of the Targeting Cancer Working Advisory Group, will be jointly presenting this session alongside Dr Mark Pinkham (leading radiation oncologist) and Michelle Roach (Radiation Oncology Clinical Nurse Consultant).

On Saturday, A/Prof Turner will lead a mock Prostate Cancer MDT Meeting, which involve an expert discussion of treatment options in 2018 and the vital role of the cancer nurse as the patient advocate.

The final Plenary Session will feature Targeting Cancer ambassador and former ABC presenter Julie McCrossin and is titled ‘Radiation Therapy in 2018: What Every Cancer Nurse Needs to Know’.  This interactive panel discussion will feature leading experts from radiation therapy community including Jac Mathieson (Chief Nursing Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre), Michelle Roach, Dr Sean Geoghegan (Chief Medical Physicist ACT and President of ACPSEM), Jenna Dean (Radiation Therapist specialist), A/Prof Turner and Dr Lucinda Morris.

Targeting Cancer will also have an exhibition booth at the event, where delegates can visit to learn more about the Targeting Cancer campaign and collect a variety of educational and patient resources about radiation therapy.

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