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Update: Third International Conference on Cancer and the Adolescent

Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE
Monday 1 March Tuesday 2 March 2004

News briefing: 10.30am Monday 1 March

You are invited to attend the only conference in the world on cancer and the adolescent. It is organised by the Teenage Cancer Trust, the pioneering UK charity that was established to focus on the most neglected group of cancer patients teenagers and young adults and to build and equip specialist units for teenagers and young adults.

Leading international specialists from Europe and America will present new research findings to delegates from 19 countries on incidence, risk, causes, treatment, supportive care and psychological effects. They will discuss and debate some of the controversial areas that impact on young patients such as access to clinical trials, body image, future fertility, the effect on families, careers

10.30am Monday 1 March news briefing

Speakers:

  • Mrs Myrna Whiteson MBE, Chairman Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Professor Archie Bleyer, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, USA
  • Professor Tim Eden, Christie Hospital, Manchester
  • Dr Ian Gibson MP, Chairman of the All Party Group on Cancer and of the Commons Science and Technology Committee
  • Kelly Denver, 21-year-old cancer survivor

    Registration is free for bona fide UK and international media. You are welcome to attend all conference sessions. For more information on the Trust and details of the conference programme visit its web site at: http://www.teencancer.org/

    A media conference registration form and PDF or fax of conference programme is available from:

    TCT conference media consultant Margaret Willson:
    Tel: +44(0)1536 772181
    Email: m.willson@mwcommunications.org.uk or
    TCT press officer Lucy Shure:
    Tel: +44(0) 207 387 10
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  • Contact: Margaret Willson
    m.willson@mwcommunications.org.uk
    44-153-677-2181
    Teenage Cancer Trust
    13-Feb-2004


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