A free community webinar for Breast Cancer Awareness Month will be held this Friday, October 30.
Audience members will have their questions answered about the future of breast cancer treatment.
A panel of experts from the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) will present the webinar.
You will hear from:
- Dr Kara Vine Perrow - Senior researcher and lecturer at IHMRI
- Ashleigh Hope - IHMRI Honours student
- Clinical Professor Morteza Aghmesheh - ISLHD Medical Oncologist
- Dr Kimberley Davis - breast cancer survivor
Dr Vine-Perrow's research into localised immunotherapy for triple negative breast cancer will be discussed.
IHMRI Community Engagement and Events Coordinator Kate Brett said the webinar will provide great insight for the community.
"Obviously COVID-19 has interrupted most of our face-to-face plans for the year, but we are so excited to expand our reach even further through an online platform," she said.
"Community awareness is vital for research, as we have seen with the generous donations from community groups like the Illawarra Cancer Carers and the Glitz and Glamour Ball."
Ashleigh Hope, who is completing her Honours in Dr Vine-Perrow's lab, said she hopes the webinar will highlight groundbreaking local research.
"I remember in high school or even at university, I didn't know this type of research happened locally," Ms Hope said.
"I thought I would have to go to Sydney or Melbourne. I'm excited for the community to learn about research happening right on their doorstep."
This event is free and open to all community members, however registration is essential.