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How Goes the War Against Cancer?

These two sessions will be presented by Professor Jeff Dunn (USQ) and Professor Suzanne Chambers (Griffith University) followed by a Q&A.

Date: 26 September 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Venue: Allison Dickson Lecture Theatre, H Block, USQ Toowoomba, West Street, Toowoomba
Booking: Please register via this link by 25 September 2017.
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In 1971, US President Richard Nixon committed to the "War against Cancer” and in doing so re-framed bio-medical expectations and community narrative in relation to this disease. Forty five years later, the global cancer burden continues to rise and governments, researches and communities continue to struggle with the conundrum of cancer control. How goes the war against cancer?
Cancer survival has improved for many cancers owing to earlier detection and improved treatments.  From this, a focus has emerged on living well after cancer. This presentation will talk about what cancer survivorship means, the challenges people may experience, and strategies to promote wellness after cancer.
Long-serving Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) CEO Professor Jeff Dunn AO is a valued addition to the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in 2017. Professor Dunn has been appointed as Chair of Transformative Social Science within the Institute for Resilient Regions. 

Professor Chambers is Director Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University. Professor Chambers is a health psychologist who has worked as a practitioner researcher in psychological support for people with cancer for over twenty years.