TCRN Represented at World Cancer Congress in Melbourne

9 December 2014
UICC Logo World Cancer Congress

The TCRN was well represented at last week’s World Cancer Congress, which took place in Melbourne from 3-6 December. A team of 12 TCRN representatives joined 2700 participants from over 120 countries to explore the theme of Joining Forces, Accelerating Progress, which focused on the impact of applying existing knowledge to cancer research and treatment, rather than waiting for breakthroughs that dramatically transform the cancer landscape.  

The TCRN supported 12 conference registrations for TCRN members, including two Cancer Challenge of the Year (CCY) teams who delivered e-poster presentations on their CCY projects. TCRN staff also delivered two rapid-fire presentations and two e-poster presentations showcasing some some of the network’s most successful projects and initiatives:

  • Cancer Challenge of the Year: Family Matters project – Emma Healey (e-poster)
  • Cancer Challenge of the Year: Pain Management – Jane Phillips (e-poster)
  • Creating a TCRC – Lena Caruso (rapid-fire presentation)
  • Consenting procedures for the HSA Biobank – Nicola Meagher (rapid-fire presentation)
  • Establishing a consumer advisory committee – Stella Jun (e-poster)
  • Attitudes to cancer follow-up care in general practice – Margaret Crowley (e-poster)

Professor Robyn Ward, Director of the TCRN, participated in one of the Congress’s Big Debates, looked at whether the benefits of cancer treatments outweighed the costs. 

The Congress is a biennial event, and one of the most significant conferences for cancer researchers and clinicians across the globe. This year’s event boasted over 120 sessions and 300 presentations from leading experts across the breadth of cancer services. The next World Cancer Congress will take place in Paris in 2016.

Emma Healey; e-poster presentationMargaret Crowley; e-poster presentationNicola Meagher; rapid-fire presentationStella Jun; e-poster presentationLena Caruso; rapid-fire presentation