- Organizer: Salt Spring Forum
- Date: Tuesday, February 19th
- Start Time: 7:30 PM
- Event Length: 1.5 to 2 hours
- Location: ArtSpring, 100 Jackson Ave.
- Expires: 24 days, 13 hours
What causes cancer and how can we reduce the risk? What are the differences between types of cancers? What supports are available for those affected by cancer? How can ill-health from cancer be reduced and survival increased?
Mary McBride – an epidemiologist, health services researcher, and Distinguished Scientist in Cancer Control Research at BC Cancer Agency for nearly 40 years – joins the Salt Spring Forum for a wide-ranging discussion about cancer.
McBride is a Clinical Professor at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health as well as an Associate Member of the Department of Pediatrics, an Affiliate Member of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, and an Affiliate Member of the Child and Family Research Institute.
McBride is currently Program Leader for a research program involving youth with cancer in BC. She is also Provincial Lead for a study of the health of breast cancer survivors. She has led or co-led many other studies including on powerlines and childhood leukemia, and cell phones and brain tumours.
Please join us for an important and highly informative conversation with a leading scientist—on a topic that affects us all!
Tickets: ArtSpring – 250-537-2102 and http://www.tickets.artspring.ca – & Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2019 Forum Members; $20 General Public. Students & low-income residents contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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