Early intervention is key to reducing breast cancer mortality, but how early is too early, and how much breast screening is too much? What are the underlying consequences of early intervention for both patients and doctors? Despite significant advancements in screening and treatment, metastatic disease and the spread of cancer to the brain is becoming more common. Join us and hear our diverse team of experts address the topics of breast cancer management, new tactics aimed at improving patient outcomes, and how to utilise nutrition and physical activity for optimal well-being after the diagnosis of breast cancer.

WHEN: 7am to 9am, Thursday 7 September 2017
WHERE: Victoria Park Function Centre, Herston, Brisbane
COST: $20 per person (includes breakfast)

Speaker bios

Professor Sunil LakhaniProfessor Sunil Lakhani

Professor Sunil Lakhani heads of the Breast Group at UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) and is Senior Staff Specialist and Executive Director Research, Pathology Queensland. Prior to his move to Australia in 2004, he was Professor of Breast Pathology at The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK. His current research interests include lobular carcinoma and its variants, tumours with a basal phenotype, mechanisms of brain and distant metastases and familial breast cancer.

Dr Lindy JeffreeDr Rosalind L. Jeffree

Dr Lindy Jeffree is a Staff Specialist Neurosurgeon, Director of Neurosurgery and Chair of the Neuro-Oncology Multidisciplinary Team meeting at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). She is also a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine (Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, UQ) and an Honorary Associate at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (University of Sydney Medical School). Although her work encompasses the full spectrum of cranial neurosurgery, her particular interest and expertise is in malignant brain tumours, both primary gliomas as well as metastatic disease. She has been active in collaborating with colleagues to develop biobanking for brain cancers in order to learn about the molecular profiles using next generation sequencing analysis.

Associate Professor Marina ReevesAssociate Professor Marina Reeves

Marina Reeves is an Associate Professor in Nutrition in the Cancer Prevention Research Centre, at UQ Faculty of Medicine’s School of Public Health. She is also an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Heads the Nutrition Unit within the School. Her program of research is focused on the role of weight management, diet and physical activity in improving outcomes for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Her research has been funded by multiple grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Associate Professor Reeves is currently leading a pilot study evaluating an exercise and diet intervention for women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She has a particular interest in the use of broad-reach delivered interventions (e.g. delivered via telephone, SMS) to achieve and maintain weight loss and behaviour change in adults.

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Victoria Park Function Centre, Herston, Brisbane