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New organisation, CanCare4Living, launches in Ireland to address the issue of lifelong side-effects caused by cancer treatment
A new organisation to address the lifelong side-effects caused by the treatment of cancer during childhood was launched in Dublin today. CanCare4Living has been set up by two parents – Patricia McColgan and Garry Owens – whose children survived cancer.
CanCare4Living holds its Inaugural Meeting on October 21st in the Mansion House Dublin, to be opened by the Lord Mayor. Speakers include Professor Owen Smith (Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital), Deirdre Murphy (Irish Cancer Society), Evelyn Griffith (CanTeen Ireland) and Dr Julianne Byrne (BRI). Lunch and networking at 1pm and the official meeting starts at 2pm/3.30pm. All interested parties are welcome to attend.
The meeting in Lucerne was a great success with over 100 participants Click here for the programme →
Listen here to the interview with Patricia McColgan and Lisa Sweetman and about CanCare4Living. Interview starts at 29 mins 50 secs approx.
At the Irish Cancer Society National Survivorship Conference, Karen Kinehan, clinical nurse specialist from Chicago, presented to survivors and to parents. Garry & Patricia also presented and the session was chaired by Prof Owen Smith of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Karen also presented to the main session of the survivors conference and to Trinity…