16 February 2009

Unravelling Cancer

Statistics show that one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and crucially, all of these will be diagnosed by a pathologist. A GP may suspect cancer, and refer a patient to a surgeon, and the surgeon may concur with that suspicion and take a biopsy, but it is only the pathologist who will be able to diagnose the biopsy – and it is the diagnosis that will guide all treatment that follows.

As a part of Pathology Week (March 9 -16), a number of pathologists from The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) have volunteered their expertise to provide public lectures on “Unravelling Cancer” – an explanation of the critical role of pathology within the cancer diagnosis and treatment cycle. The talks will also include a question and answer session.

  • Click here to book online for Unravelling Cancer at Dickson Library from 2.30pm - 3.30pm Monday 2 March 2009
  • Click here to book online for Unravelling Cancer at Tuggeranong Library from 5.30pm - 6.30pm Monday 2 March 2009
For more information about these events, phone 6205 9000.