One in two Canadians is expected to develop cancer during their lifetime and one out of four Canadians is expected to die from the disease. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada, responsible for 30% of all deaths.
Although survival rates for cancer are increasing, is there any reasonable prospect of a cure? What are the causes of cancer and how much do we really understand them? How do childhood cancers differ from adult cancers?
What do we all need to know about cancer?
Mary McBride, a Distinguished Scientist in Cancer Control Research at the BC Cancer Agency, joins us for a wide-ranging discussion about cancer. McBride is a Clinical Associate 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 childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancers in BC. She is also studying long-term health and health care among a cohort of breast cancer survivors in BC, and leading the Canadian component of a multinational study of cell phone use and brain tumours.
Please join us for an important, highly informative conversation with a leading scientist on a topic that affects us all.