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Come along to our public lecture on Blood Cancers at UCC on Friday 24th May
Apr 24 2019 Posted: 16:55 IST
BCNI is organsing a public lecture on "Blood Cancers" on Friday 24th May - Room WGB G05, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork
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 such as CLL and Myeloma
Dr Derville O'Shea Consultant Hematologist at Cork University Hospital and will give a talk that focuses on new understanding and therapeutics development for CLL.
Dr Jim Omel has lived with Multiple Myeloma for over 19 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.
See map below for location of the Western Gateway Building. The lecture will take place in the WGB G05
Venue: Room WGB G05, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork
Time and Date: 4.30 pm-5.30pm on Friday 24th May
This event is open to all and there is a welcome Tea/coffee from 4pm- 4.15