Sunday January 29
“Sundays at the Fluvarium” continues on Jan 29 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Fluvarium on Nagle’s Hill Road.
The topics on Jan. 20are breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Jim Rourke, Dean of Medicine at Memorial, will introduce the session on Sunday, Jan. 29.
Dr. Kara Laing, Clinical Chief of Oncology and assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine, will introduce the speakers and moderate questions.
Dr. Gary Paterno will speak about the work he and Dr. Laura Gillespie are doing in the Terry Fox Cancer Research Laboratories at Memorial in unraveling the genetic and cellular origins of breast cancer. He will highlight how these approaches are critical for developing new and effective treatments for this disease which affects the lives of our sisters, our partners our mothers, our daughters, and our friends.
Ovarian cancer is a serious malignancy that affects one in 70 women over a lifetime. It has been called the “whispering disease” because it reveals itself in late stages when cure is less likely. Dr. Cathy Popadiuk, a gynecologic oncologist from the Division of Women’s Health at Memorial will talk about current progress on research and treatment for ovarian cancer, including her award-winning collaborative work on this malignancy with Dr. Ken Kao at the Terry Fox Labs.
Dr. Cathy Popadiuk, a gynecologic oncologist from the Division of Women’s Health, is known for her contributions to medical education, publishing widely on innovative cancer prevention teaching methods. She is locally known for her pioneering work in the province in advocating pap smear screening including her memorable performances in the Vagina Monologues.
Most recently Dr. Popadiuk’s contribution to research in ovarian cancer won top prize at the International Ovarian Cancer Conference held at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York last November. She will be presenting an overview of ovarian cancer treatment including new developments in this disease.
This series of free public talks is being held to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the CIHR, which funds research in four areas: biomedical; clinical; health systems and services; and the social, cultural and environmental factors that affect people’s health.
“Sundays at the Fluvarium”
“Sundays at the Fluvarium” is a series of four Sunday afternoon talks on some of the health research being done at Memorial University. It’s your chance to learn about health research in a relaxed, off-campus location.
Each Sunday afternoon session takes place at the Fluvarium on Nagle’s Hill Road from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Take the opportunity to learn more about how local research is helping to find solutions for some of the major health problems and diseases affecting people in this province.
Admission is free and each session feature two talks with a tasty nutrition break in between.