NEWS RELEASE - NOVEMBER 2012
KIDNEY CANCER PATIENT DAY – MANCHESTER 21st NOVEMBER 2012
James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer is pleased to announce a Kidney Cancer Patient Day to be held on Wednesday 21 November at The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington
James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer is extremely grateful to have Professor Robert Hawkins from The Christie Hospital in Manchester to chair their forthcoming patient day to be held at The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington on Wednesday 21st November. Professor Hawkins is one of the UK's leading kidney cancer experts and has research interests in high dose interleukin 2 treatment for advanced kidney cancer. The Christie is one of only two centres in the UK currently offering this treatment for kidney cancer patients.
Nicholas Owen, BBC news presenter and kidney cancer survivor, will be opening the day and chairing a question and answer session during which delegates will have the opportunity to engage with a panel of kidney cancer experts, patients and healthcare professionals.
The aim of this patient day is to provide kidney cancer patients and their families with much needed information about treatments, side effects, surgery, patient support and living with kidney cancer. Patient day is also a good place to meet and chat to other patients and ask healthcare professionals questions about treatments.
This event follows on from a programme of very successful patient days run by the Fund in England, Wales and Scotland last year, which raised the profile of kidney cancer and increased awareness among patients and the public.
For further information and to register for the event please contact John Chapman on 0300 111 0143 or email email@example.com. More information is available on www.jameswhalefund.org. This event is free for kidney cancer patients and their families and includes refreshments and lunch. The event will run from 9.00 am to 3.30pm. The Fund will also reimburse reasonable travel costs.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
• James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer is the UK’s leading kidney cancer charity and was set up in 2006 by broadcaster James Whale who lost a kidney to cancer. Today James continues to lead a full and busy life, as do the majority of people who are diagnosed and treated early.
• In 2009, almost 9,000 people in the UK were diagnosed with kidney cancer; that’s more than 24 people a day!
• Kidney cancer is eighth most common cancer in the UK.
For the opportunity to interview patients and James Whale, founder of the charity, please contact Katie Wilks firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 0844 880 4284.
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