World Cancer Day free public forum - Dispel the myths, get the facts!
On World Cancer Day, Monday, February 4th, 2013, The Cedars Cancer Institute and the Goodman Cancer Research Centre are teaming up to offer a free forum to dispel some common cancer myths and provide the facts about cancer care and research progress being made right here in Montreal.
Leading cancer experts from McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) will dispel misconceptions that:
- Cancer is my fate
- Cancer is a death sentence
And will give you the facts that:
- Cancer research is making solid progress
- Cancer research funds are making a difference
Patients will also share their stories.
This forum is being co-hosted by Gwen Andrews Nacos, director and founder of Cedars CanSupport, and Peter Siegel, PhD, interim director of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.
Andrew Carter, CJAD 800 morning host, will emcee the event. Presentations will be in English, followed by a question and answer period in English and French.
Moderator and speaker:
Dr. Phil Gold
Executive director of the Clinical Research Centre, MUHC
Dr. Manuel Borod
Director, Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, MUHC
Dr. Eduardo Franco
James McGill professor and interim chair, Department of Oncology
Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology
Departments of Oncology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Editor-in-Chief, Preventive Medicine
Seating is limited. Please reserve your space online. For registration information contact Annette Novak at 514 398-4970 or by email at annette [dot] novak [at] mcgill [dot] ca_">annette [dot] novak [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Admission is free. Free parking is available at the Royal Victoria Hospital and vouchers will be distributed at the end of the lecture.
Date: Monday, February 4th, 2013
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre (Webster Pavilion, Room A1) at the Montreal Neurological Hospital (3801 University Street)
Web registration: www.alumni.mcgill.ca/events/WorldCancerDay2013