World Cancer Day 2018

World Cancer Day 2018 

  • Dr Cathy Heaven - Associate Director of Education 
  • 2nd February 2018

World Cancer Day (February 4th) is a day for people to unite in the fight against cancer and to raise awareness about the disease. As one of the leading cancer education centres, providing support to healthcare professionals at any stage in their career, The Christie School of Oncology is proud to be celebrating World Cancer Day.

#WeCan Challenge Perceptions

The School of Oncology Educational Events enable speakers to communicate research about specific cancers to a wide audience. These events can shift perceptions of cancer and strengthen support for people affected by cancer. World Cancer Day is the perfect platform to challenge perceptions which is why we’d like to share a number of our upcoming events with you.

  • Peritoneal Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

    On Thursday the 1st of March, we are hosting an event which is focused around discussing the management of patients with peritoneal metastatic colorectal cancer. Those working within a colorectal multidisciplinary team will find this day beneficial.

  • Introduction to Oncology Nursing - On Thursday the 24th of May we will be hosting an Introduction to Oncology Nursing event. This study day will identify common cancer treatments and supportive techniques to prepare attendees for management of cancer patients.
  • The 3rd Christie Advanced Radiotherapy Summer School - From Monday 18th until Thursday 21st of June, we will be hosting the 3rd Christie Advanced Radiotherapy Summer School. This 4 day event will enable delegates to discuss and debate recent advances with the foremost experts in the field at an exciting time in radiotherapy physics!
  • Enhanced Supportive Care: Toxicities Management Conference - On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July, we are launching a two day conference at the Museum of Science and Industry. This event will be focused on the management of cancer pain, cancer toxicities, palliative care and psycho-oncology amongst many other topics.

A message from Cathy...

#WeCan: Understand that early detection saves lives

The School of Oncology and partners have developed the  Gateway C Learning Zone as part of the Cancer Vanguard. This assists primary care providers with an online platform, including interactive patient consultations in order to enhance knowledge on early detection of cancer, survivorship and end of life. 

Mailing List

Signing up to our mailing list is a great way to keep up to date with upcoming events. You can also tailor your preferences so you’re emailed with events that are suited to you. To sign up to our mailing list, all you need to do is fill out this survey.

If you are interested in attending any of our events at The Christie School of Oncology or would like to present your research call 0161 918 7409 or email

Last updated: October 2019