World Cancer Day

We invite you to join us for World Cancer Day 2019!

Monday, 4 February 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)

Innovation Works
201 King Street
BMO Ideas Bank
London, ON N6A 1C9
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Cancer affects us all – here in Canada and around the globe. Monday February 4 is World Cancer Day, a day that unites people, communities and entire countries to raise awareness and take action.

We want to take this day to celebrate the incredible research that is funded by your generous donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Please join us at Innovation Works to see presentations from local researchers and volunteers, with a keynote by Dr. Saman Maleki, Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute and Adjunct Research Professor, Dept. of Oncology, Western University. Dr. Maleki is a Tumour Immunologist and has been involved in several Immuno-Oncology drug development projects. Dr. Maleki will speak about immunotherapy, a recent breakthrough in cancer research that is leading to better patient outcomes.

After the presentations, you can also learn about how you can decrease your risk for cancer by learning from some of the Elgin-Middlesex Canadian Cancer Society Prevention volunteers who will be set up to give out information and answer your questions in the Commons on the 1st floor of Innovation Works.

Please feel free to bring your lunch. Some light refreshments will be available to attendees and volunteers.

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Check out some of the Highlights from World Cancer Day 2018!

The Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT) was at the Covent Garden Market on February 4th, 2018 as part of World Cancer Day. The event included informative displays and presentations exploring the choices we can all make to reduce the impact of cancer through prevention and screening. Cancer researchers, health care providers, and health educators were on hand to provide information on nutrition, exercise, sun sense, smoking cessation, vaccination, screening tools, and practices.