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Inspire Academic Programme event: Head and neck cancer - facing the future

Monday 31 March 2014

All Queen Mary students, staff and hospital-based colleagues are invited to the next Inspire Academic Programme event on Tuesday 8 April from 6.15-8.15pm in the Perrin lecture theatre at the Whitechapel campus.

Surgery currently remains the most effective treatment for head and neck cancer but advances in cancer stem cell research are offering the possibility of effective new approaches. A successful treatment outcome also includes good quality of life: we need to understand the needs of cancer survivors and their families and provide better psychological and social support.
Come and hear about the latest research on cancer stem cells and the different perspectives of scientists, surgeons, psychologists and learn first hand about our patients’ experience.

Topics:
‘Cancer stem cells - beyond the cutting edge’ - Professor Ian Mackenzie, Professor of Stem Cell Science
‘"Breaking the Bad" - impact on patients and families’ - Farah Shiraz, Centre for Psychiatry
‘In conversation with patients’ - Professor Iain Hutchison, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Lead for Saving Faces

Attendance by RSVP only to Dr Vanessa Crawford, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, at v.crawford@qmul.ac.uk.

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