Engage Forums raise awareness


Katrin at Epping

Engage Community Forums on GI Cancer were held in Melbourne on April 28 and Sydney on April 30, as part of Australia’s first national GI Cancer Awareness Week.

Speakers included leading GI cancer clinicians and researchers, as well as survivors.

One of the speakers at the Sydney forum was Dr Katrin Sjoquist (pictured), Senior Research Fellow at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre at Sydney Medical School and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and staff specialist at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.

As Clinical Lead and member of the AGITG Scientific Advisory Committee, Dr Sjoquist is actively involved in AGITG trials including the recent INTEGRATE (for Advanced Oesophago-Gastric Cancer).

The Engage Community Forums are free public events providing information on Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancers, research, treatments and prevention. They’re held around Australia, offering attendees a rare chance to discuss the impacts of GI cancer with leading medical oncologists and survivors. They’re intended to help patients, their families, carers, and anyone interested in GI cancer — Australia’s most common form of cancer.

The program has been awarded funding by the Australian Government and is now a Cancer Australia “Supporting people with cancer” initiative.

Forums being held during GI Cancer Awareness Week:

Further forums will be held in:

  • Orange, NSW on July 2 2015
  • Albury, NSW on October 21 2015
  • Barossa Valley, South Australia on October 27 2015
  • Further locations to be announced for 2016

For more information, call (toll-free) 1300 666 769

View a webcast of a recent Engage Community Forum.

More about Engage Community Forums.

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