Over 100 people attended the GI Cancer Institute’s first Engage Community Forum in Adelaide on 10 November 2013, which was organised to help people understand the challenges of gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer and the latest advancements in medical research.
Associate Professor Tim Price, Head of Clinical Oncology Research and Cancer Registry at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital provided an easy-to-understand overview of GI cancer. Associate Professor Chris Karapetis, Director of Clinical Research at Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer spoke about the latest advancements in research and treatments; Associate Professor Eva Segelov, Clinical Academic and Medical Oncologist at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital spoke about incorporating Quality of Life questions into research; Tony Hamdorf shared his personal experiences about adjusting to the challenges following diagnosis and treatment for GI cancer and Nick Goodall introduced the Engage program.
As a cancer survivor and member of the AGITG’s Consumer Advisory Panel, Nick Goodall understands the importance of clinical trials to find better health outcomes for patients with gastro-intestinal cancers.
“The Engage Forum provided an opportunity for those touched by GI cancer to discuss quality of life issues and surviving cancer with experts in the field,” says Nick. “Despite the number of people diagnosed with GI cancer in Australia each year, there are very few occasions when those affected can come together and share their experiences and stories of hope in a non-clinical setting.”
One more free Engage Community Forum is planned for Sydney
Thursday 21 November from 6.30pm — 8.30pm
Hilton Hotel, 488 George St, Sydney
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