Cancer surgeon and survivor shares his story
Thursday, 31 July 2008
Professor Chris O'Brien, widely known to Australian audiences through Channel 9's reality TV program RPA, will give a free public lecture at the University of Adelaide next week (Tuesday 5 August) about his first-hand experience of having cancer.
His talk, "Battling Cancer: Taking responsibility and creating change", has been organised by the Northern Communities Health Foundation and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide.
In 2006 he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour requiring a number of operations, radiotherapy and months of chemotherapy. He also embraced a regime of natural medicine and meditation.
Professor O'Brien will share his story, and will also talk about the broader issue of cancer in Australia.
"I'll be speaking about Australia's cancer burden and the challenges it poses, as well as my own cancer experience and hopes for the establishment of cancer centres in Australia," he says.
WHAT: Battling Cancer: Taking responsibility and creating change
by Professor Chris O'Brien
WHEN: 5.30pm on Tuesday 5 August
WHERE: Florey Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide Medical School, Frome Road, Adelaide
COST: Free - but bookings are essential
BOOKINGS: To book a seat at the lecture, contact Leanne Winter on (08) 8303 4084 or email: email@example.com