Supporting Families With Cancer

Posted by pt91 at Oct 05, 2012 12:36 PM |
Experts on hand to advise on preventing or delaying the onset of cancer

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 5 October 2012

Lifestyle and Cancer Awareness Workshop

Saturday 13 October from 1.30pm

Ken Edwards Building at the University of Leicester

Register on 0116 2523405 or email

Families with a history of cancer are being invited to an event designed to provide them with information and support. The Lifestyle and Cancer Awareness Workshop brings together experts in diet, physical activity, chemotherapy and genetics to provide hands on advice on protecting your family from cancer.

The event is supported by the University of Leicester, University Hospitals Leicester, Macmillan Cancer Support and the National Institute for Health Research’s Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

Dr Julian Barwell who helped coordinate the event said: “This is a ground breaking event that can bring information and advice to families with cancer in an open and accessible way. A lot of people have a false impression of cancer and think that any diagnosis is inevitably terminal. However there is a lot that can be done to prevent or delay cancer and this event will enable families who have experienced cancer across a number of generations to find out what actions they can take. It is designed to be family friendly and will allow people to talk informally with experts to find answers to their questions.”

The Lifestyle and Cancer Awareness Workshop is hosted by the Department of Genetics at the Ken Edwards Building at the University of Leicester on Saturday 13 October from 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. to register or find out more call 0116 2523405 or email

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