Annual Lecture 2015

Picture from previous annual lecture

We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by Dr Harpal Kumar MA MEng MBA DSc, Chief executive of Cancer research UK.

The abstract for his talk is as follows:

Earlier this year the Independent Cancer Taskforce, chaired by Dr Harpal Kumar, published an ambitious new five-year cancer strategy for England. Harpal will share his insights from the Taskforce and outline what action is needed from the Government and NHS to make cancer care, including that for breast cancer patients, amongst the best in the world. With over 13 years’ experience at Cancer Research UK Harpal has seen many breakthroughs from research become available to patients, and progress in cancer survival as a result. He will set out the exciting plans that Cancer Research UK are taking forward to accelerate that progress and increase the number of people surviving their cancer from 2 in 4 to 3 in 4 over the next 20 years; with research remaining the central driving force for the charity. He will shine a spotlight on breast cancer and the remaining challenges we need to overcome to improve outcomes and experience for all.

The lecture will start at 18:30 with drinks and nibbles from 17:45. If you have not already put your name down on the reservation list please contact Ellie Shaw on 02078302323 or eshaw@cancerkin.org.uk.