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Annual Florey Public Lecture | Advances in Prostate Cancer Management

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The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is proud to present the Annual Florey Public Lecture with esteemed guest speaker, Professor Chris Sweeney, who will be presenting Advances in Prostate Cancer Management.

Prostate cancer diagnosis has decreased over the past five years – yet it remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and is the second leading cause of mortality for Australian males.

It is estimated that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by their 85th birthday.

Professor Sweeney is leading substantial advances in improving the outcomes of men with life threatening prostate cancer.

In his lecture Professor Sweeney will detail the advances in prostate cancer management, focusing specifically on how to make use of the advances in the castration resistant setting and hormone sensitive setting.

This a unique opportunity to learn from Professor Sweeney about his research on prostate cancer advances.

When: Monday 24 September, 5.50 – 6.30 pm
Where: G030 Lecture Theatre, ground floor, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, North Terrace


About the presenter

Professor Sweeney is a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA, USA) and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-ACRIN, Alliance and the American Association for Cancer Research.

An alumnus of the University of Adelaide, Professor Sweeney did his residency in internal medicine at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center (WI, USA) and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Indiana University Medical Center (IN, USA), where he was later appointed Associate Director for Clinical Research for the Simon Cancer Center.

Professor Sweeney’s academic focus is primarily on the management of genitourinary malignancies, with a focus on prostate and testicular cancer.

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