Cancer Insights Lecture - Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

 
Pancreatic Cancer

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Progress

Thursday 31 October, 6pm for a 6.15pm start

'Systemic therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer: Integrating new treatment options'
with
Associate Professor Hedy Kindler,
Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology, University of Chicago Medicine

and

'Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Surgery'
with
Dr John Chen,
Director of the South Australian Liver Transplant Unit, and, Senior HeptoPancreatoBiliary Consultant, Flinders Medical Centre and Royal
Adelaide Hospital

 

Pancreatic cancer is not one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers but it is often one of the most difficult to treat. This is in part due to the inability to diagnose the disease before it has reached an advanced stage.

While outcomes for many other cancers have steadily improved, the mortality rate for pancreatic cancer has remained at almost the same level for 40 years. Yet breakthroughs are under-way and new treatment options are available.

Assoc Prof Kindler and Dr Chen are leaders in the field of pancreatic cancer and will discuss the latest developments in the research and treatment of this disease.

Venue: Function Centre, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders Medical Centre campus - click here for a map of the venue or view the map at the bottom of the page.

RSVP: via email or call 8204 5594.