Mar 21 2018 Posted: 12:12 GMT

BCNI is organsing a public lecture on "Blood Cancers and Advances in Treatment" in Beaumont Hospital Dublin on 8th June

Blood Cancer is an umbrella term for different kinds of cancer that affect blood cells such as leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma. Blood cancers account for about 10% of all cancers and every year approximately 1600 Irish patients are diagnosed with blood cancer and about 700 people die from this disease.

This public lecture is aimed at giving the public, patients and their families information about blood cancers and about recent advances in the treatment of blood cancers.

We have an excellent new addition to the programme Dr Jim Omel has lived with Multiple Myeloma for over 18 years. Jim lives in Nebraska USA and now works as a volunteer with the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, which oversees and helps design all clinical trials. Jim also works with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as one of 160 patient representatives nationwide, three of which have myeloma. Those patient representatives represent various diseases and are called upon to serve on the FDA advisory panel to review the research behind new drugs being considered for approval so we are delighted that Jim has agreed to give a short talk at our event.

For directions to Beaumont Hospital please click the link to follow Beaumont Hospital Directions The lecture will take place in the Richard Carmichael Lecture Theatre which is accessed though the main entrance to the hospital, turn to the left in the lobby area and left again for the entrance to the lecture theatre.

Venue: Richard Carmichael Lecture Theatre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 

Time and Date: 4pm-5.30pm on Friday 8th June

This event is open to all and there is a welcome Tea/coffee from 4pm- 4.15

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