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Please join Professor Grant McArthur, Executive Director, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre who will discuss 'The BIG questions and challenges in cancer control.'

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On 25th July, 6pm-7.30pm please join us for an informative public lecture 'Prehab' - Can exercise prior to surgery improve patient outcomes'.  If you are about to have cancer surgery there are some simple steps you can take before surgery that will improve your outcomes.  This lecture is free and open to all.  It will be presented in two parts, sharing the latest research in this area:  'The challenges of cancer surgery for patients', followed by 'Prehab and Rehab - what do they involve?'

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You are warmly invited to a free public lecture 23 May 6-7.30pm; The hidden costs of cancer.  How to measure them. How to manage them.  

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The recording of the 2017 Graeme Young Oration delivered by Professor Finlay Macrae AO, 28 March.

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Please join us for the 2017 Graeme Young Oration delivered by Professor Finlay Macrae AO. Professor Macrae will be discussing the use of aspirin for good health and prevention of disease such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Could cancer prevention be as simple as a daily pill?

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Please join the Prostate Cancer Support Group on 23 March at the Colonel Light Gardens RSL Club for an informative presentation 'Living with Prostate Cancer - Challenges and Hope' by Dr Christopher Hocking. 

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You are warmly invited to an informative and thought provoking public lecture in two parts; "I’m through with playing by the rules of someone else’s game”: how psychology needs to change to have real impact in cancer. Professor Nick Hulbert-Williams, Department of Psychology, University of Chester, UK.  

Can surfing the net make you better? What to do when seeing a psychologist is not an option.  Dr Lisa Beatty, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.

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In February 2017 leading clinicans, researchers, policy makers and consumers will gather in Adelaide to explore and discuss 'Cancer Survivorship: Pathways to better policy and practice'.  The program has now been announced and will include diverse perspectives from Australia, the UK and US to identify how we can accelerate progress, share learnings and promote best practice. To visit Survivorship 2017 website click here.

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Can we eradicate colorectal cancer - is screening all that is needed?
A Q&A conversation with experts and consumers facilitated by Richard Aedy, ABC journalist and broadcaster.

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The third national Cancer Survivorship Conference was held in February 2017.  Leading clinicans, researchers, policy makers and consumers gathered in Adelaide to explore and discuss 'Cancer Survivorship: Pathways to better policy and practice'.  To visit Survivorship 2017 website click here.

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Join us on 26 May, 10am for Morning Tea and together with the FMC Foundation help raise funds for vital cancer care and research.  Everyone welcome! 

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04 February 2016

World Cancer Day 4 February

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is a single initiative under which the world can unite to raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.

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Art Exhibition by FMC SALA Artist-in-Residence, John Blines. Community Galleries, level 2 and level 6, Flinders Medical Centre from 8 December 2015 – 28 February 2016.  You are warmly invited to view the exhibition. Free entry, all welcome.

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Many thanks to all those who participated in the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Evening held in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer recently.  It was certainly evident that the great teamwork we share as professional and community groups contributed to ensuring the success of this event.  Attached is the report developed following the event.

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Flinders Medical Centre’s Breast Reconstruction Service is hosting a Breast Reconstruction Information Evening to provide general information to women across South Australia who may be considering breast reconstruction following  surgery to treat or remove the risk of cancer.  The expo will feature information stalls covering all facets of the post-mastectomy journey, including implant and flap based reconstruction, reconstruction timelines, fat graft reconstruction, surgical compression garments and what to expect after cancer surgery. Please note: Individual consultations will not be provided.

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Join us for a multidisciplinary workshop aimed at clinicians and the public that discusses all aspects of sexuality issues after cancer. Presenters include: gynaecology oncology consultants, radiotherapists, medical oncologists, fertility experts, consumer representatives, researchers, surgeons and counsellors.

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Join us for a workshop aimed at clinicians and the public that presents the latest advances in treatment and care and explains the importance of the Multidisciplinary team (MDT) and how this benefits both patients & clinicians. 

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Life After Cancer - Stories Building Resilience

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Join us for a special evening lecture with co-host Cancer Voices SA that will explore the mechanisms and therapeutic benefits of writing as a form of self-expression and a tool for healing after cancer. Chaired by Prof Bogda Koczwara, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer and Julie Marker, Cancer Voices SA.

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03 June 2014

Graeme Young Oration

Can cancer be prevented?

The Inaugural Graeme Young Oration will be held on June 3, 2014 at The Science Exchange - 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide.

"The most effective weapons in the fight against cancer are early diagnosis and prevention – yet only a fraction is spent on this area, whether for research or public programs. We need to invest now for the generations to come." Join us for an indepth insight from one of the world leaders in this field of cancer research.

RSVPs are essential.

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Think of it as a history-making opportunity for you to do something big about cancer, something epic. Like cycling for two days throughout the picturesque countryside of South Australia - 30 November - 1 December, 2013.

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Progress

Assoc Prof Hedy Kindler and Dr John Chen are leaders in the field of pancreatic cancer and will discuss the latest research and treatment developments for the disease on 31 October 2013.

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Who Pays? Who Should Pay?

Prof Lloyd Sansom and Dr Michael Sorich will address this topic at a special FCIC Cancer Insights public lecture on Tuesday 24 September 2013.

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The second free lecture in the FCIC Cancer Insights Public Lecture series will be held on July 16, 2013 with leading specialists: Prof Bogda Koczwara, Head of Department of Medical Oncology at FCIC, Dr Fiona Young, Research Scientist, Flinders Fertility, and Dr Michael McEvoy, Director of Clinical Services, Flinders Fertility.

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The FCIC will host a special lymphoedema awareness session with leading specialists: Prof Neil Piller, Director of the Lymphoedema Research Unit at Flinders Medical Centre, and Dr Vaughan Keeley, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Lymphoedema Clinic, at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK, on the evening of April 23.

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