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London and South East Kidney Cancer Information Day – 7 October 2015

by | Sep 28, 2015 | Events News

Every year in the UK, over 9,000 people learn that they have kidney cancer. The incidence of kidney cancer is slowly increasing in the UK, possibly due to an increase in the number of cases detected when a patient has a scan for an unrelated condition. This is because scans are performed more frequently in hospitals and there have been huge improvements in scanning technology over the past 30 years. Kidney cancer is now the sixth most common type of cancer in men and ninth among women in the UK.

The London and South East Kidney Cancer Information Day will inform, support and raise awareness of the disease through a series of carefully chosen presentations from practicing health professionals specialising in kidney cancer through to patients sharing their experiences.
The agenda features informative talks on current treatments of kidney cancer from highly respected oncologists, pharmacists and nurses from the field of renal oncology. There will be talks on the management of side effects, treatment available for kidney cancer, information on what are clinical trials, patients sharing their kidney cancer journey, information from a leading psychologist on how to manage a cancer diagnosis and general help and support advice relating to all areas of living with kidney cancer.

10:00 am Registration and coffee, tea, juice and pastries
10.30 am Welcome and Introduction
10.45 am Management of Side Effects to TKIs David Cullen Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
11.15 am My kidney cancer journey – a patient story
11.30 am ACE programme – Exercise and activity for kidney cancer patients Katrina Heal  ACE Programme – Tottenham Hotspur
12 noon Pharmacists and Long Term Conditions Sid Dajani Royal Pharmaceutical Society
12.30pm Elaine Heywood Counsellor, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
1pm Complimentary Therapies and Cancer Keith Hunt MBS Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
1.30 pm Lunch and networking opportunity The chance to talk to other patients and carers and ask questions of the health care professional over an informal buffet lunch

The day is designed to be informal and relaxed for people recently diagnosed, or living with, kidney cancer or even post kidney cancer patients who would like to support others, as well as anyone caring for, or who have a family member or know someone living with kidney cancer. The whole days focus is on understanding the disease to a better level, therefore allowing patients to make their own informed decisions and choices.
Kidney Cancer UK’s unique ‘Kidney Cancer Information Day’ will take place at Radisson Blu Hotel, Waltham Close, London Stansted Airport, Essex, CM24 1PP on October 7th and run from 9:30am to 2pm with refreshments and lunch included. A very simple registration will be required but there is no fee to attend, the day is free of charge to all.

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For more information please contact John Chapman on 01223 870008 or via e-mail at

This initiative is supported by Novartis, Pfizer and GSK.

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