Cancer Research @UCC in conjunction with Bon Secours Cork Cancer Center, Mercy University Hospital and Cork University Hospital, has announced Ireland’s first National Pancreatic Cancer Symposium will take place in Devere Hall, University College Cork on Friday 22nd September.

The management of pancreatic cancer is complex and multi-disciplinary. Recent studies suggest pancreatic cancer will be the second most common cause of cancer related death by 2040. Currently fewer than 15% of Irish patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive beyond 5 years.

Local, national and international speakers and chairs will attend this symposium, with the ultimate aim of building collaborations between centres in Ireland and beyond. International speakers travelling to Cork for the event include Professor Ellen O’Reilly, Consultant Medical Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, Professor Eva VerstijneConsultant Radiation Oncologist at Amsterdam UMC, and Mr. Bas Groot KoerkampSurgical Oncologist at Erasmus MC in the Netherlands.  

This symposium has been organised by Professor Aisling Barry, Chair of Radiation Oncology at UCC and Consultant Radiation Oncologist at Cork University Hospital, and Dr. Brian Bird, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre. The programme will include a morning session focusing on the patient perspective, diagnosis and multi-disciplinary management of pancreatic cancer, and an afternoon session discussing interesting cases with a panel of experts and future directions of care.

This event is free to attend and is open to anyone working in primary care/family practitioners, surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, palliative medicine, pathology, radiology, researchers (clinical/laboratory), medical students, doctors in training, and anyone involved in cancer care and research locally or nationally.

Advance registration is essential at EventBrite.