Oct 06 2017 Posted: 15:38 IST

‌Hundreds of cancer survivors, their families, friends and carers travelled from all over Ireland to attend the Irish Cancer Society’s annual conference on cancer survivorship which was held in the Aviva Stadium on 29th and 30th  September. The aim of the conference was to provide information and support to enable people to live well after a cancer diagnosis.

BCNI cliniclal research nurse Jessica Walsh and clinical trials coordinator Grainne Gannon were on hand to tell patients and their families about BCNI and our efforts to increase understanding and improve treatments for blood cancer patients.

The conference was opened by the Minister for Health Simon Harris and  Grainne and Jessica spoke about our network and about BCNI clinical trails  that are allowing patients to access treatments that would otherwise not be available to them.  Patients also heard from a range of speakers  including cancer patients, seeking to understand and address not just the cancer itself but the huge range of needs that accompany a diagnosis.

Jess talking at patient survivorship conf 2