VCCC MONDAY LUNCH LIVE EVENT
Professor Peter Boyle is an internationally recognised expert in cancer prevention. He is the inaugural Director of the University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health at iPRI (Lyon and Glasgow) and Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Strathclyde. Prof Boyle is founder and President of the World Prevention Alliance, a non-governmental organisation committed to prevention research and actions in lower income countries.
Prof Boyle’s research interests lie in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. He led the EUROCAN+PLUS project which developed priorities for coordination of cancer research in Europe and was editor of the World Cancer Report 2008 and the State of Oncology 2013 which highlighted the growing global cancer crisis. The publication of State of Oncology in Africa 2015 and the accompanying film Cancer is … Killing Africa, highlight the need for action against chronic disease in low-resource countries.
Recent decades have witnessed great progress in treating and understanding cancer. However, the majority of the global population have not had the opportunity to benefit from these advances.
In this lecture Prof Boyle will discuss how prevention leads to populations having longer and healthier lives, and the critical factor of collaboration between disciplines, particularly close links between clinical and non-clinical specialities.
"There is a wide variety of statistics available regarding cancer in Africa and other low-resource countries, many just estimates based on estimates. However, statistics are patients with the tears wiped away. It is bad to have cancer and worse to have cancer if you are poor. The gap between rich and poor, highly educated and less educated and the North-South divide is substantial and continuing to grow. Radical solutions to improve the situation in the poor countries are urgently needed: the status quo is not an appropriate response to the current situation." - Prof Peter Boyle
Introduction by Prof Bob Thomas, Deputy Chair of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
Join VCCC colleagues for a global perspective on cancer prevention from a world-renowned public health expert.
Light lunch served from 12.30pm.
Lecture: 1pm- 2pm.