5th annual breast cancer forum: What causes breast cancer? What cures it? International perspectives


Friday 14 September 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

RSM Professionals , Pink Ribbon


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about this event

We are delighted to partner with Pink Ribbon to deliver thefifth breast cancer forum.  

The focus for this year is the causes of breast cancer, and how can it be prevented and cured. A range of UK and overseas speakers will assess the various biochemical, genetic and lifestyle risk factors, look at techniques for detecting and preventing, and review the latest treatments and techniques on offer.  

The event is targeted at medical practitioners from all parts of the patient management cycle, as well patient groups and campaigners. A post conference reception will launch the Pink Ribbon awards. 


Registration for this meeting with open shortly. 

Programme is subject to changes. 



9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.40 am

Welcome and introduction

Gerard Dugdill, Publishing Director, Pink Ribbon and Dr Kath Thompson, Breast Cancer Patient and Pharmaceutical Physician


9.50 am

Introduction: Where are we now?

10.20 am

Politics, money and breast cancer

10.30 am

Genetics: Who gets breast cancer?

11.00 am

Into the molecule: Biochemical level

11.30 am

Panel discussion

11.45 am

Tea and coffee break

12.00 pm

Pathological perspectives: International perspectives with the Royal College of Pathologists

1.15 pm



2.00 pm

Surgical perspectives

Techniques, training and after treatments

3.30 pm

Pharmacological advances

3.40 pm

Three perspectives

Triple negative, brain metastases and male breast cancer

4.10 pm

Tea and coffee break

5.00 pm

Panel discussion

5.10 pm

Close of meeting

5.15 pm

Delegates are invited to attend a networking event with drinks at the RSM

4.20 pm

Looking beyond cancer

Diet debate, the way forward, pregnancy research, Brexit and service care standards

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  • Registration will open shortly
  • For more information please email rsmprofessionals@rsm.ac.uk


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Academic department
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
T: +44(0)20 7290 3941

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Amy LingardTel: 020 7290 3867 Fax: 020 7290 2992 Email: rsmprofessionals@rsm.ac.uk arrow