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The Circle - starring Tom Hanks & Emma Watson (film based on best selling novel)

Sunday 16th July, 5.30pm Palace Nova, 3 Cinema Place off Rundle Street, Adelaide

**NB change of date due to cinema movie release date delayed**

5pm doors open, raffle prizes drawn at 5.20pm . Film ~90mins duration.

Tickets $20 each + raffle on the night with great prizes.

Bookings essential and tickets only available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-circle-cancer-voices-movie-fundraiser-tickets-33306136551 

Movie fundraiser event for Cancer Voices SA*

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible by  Electronic Funds Transfer to Cancer Voices SA: BSB 805023 A/c 04361022.  Please provide your name and email address for donation receipt to be sent to you.

*Cancer Voices SA is a 100% independent volunteer organisation, raising a voice for people affected by cancer. We need good health systems, not just good luck!  We rely totally on the generosity of community donations to support our work. We are passionate about using our 'lived experience' to improve the path for others and make a difference to cancer outcomes.

Questions? Contact Chris Christensen   [email protected]

About ‘The Circle’ : A young tech worker (played by Emma Watson) takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity. Based on the book ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers, which our book-club members say  'really got me in, couldn’t put this book down!’ .

 

Significant reductions in the Commonwealth’s investment in radiation therapy are proposed from July 2017. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists estimate that the changes will cut $67 million from the sector over 3 years.

Read the Fact Sheet for consumers, and template letter, if you wish to write to your local MP to oppose this change in Federal Govt policy.

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel /Colorectal cancer (CRC) in the world. Research has shown that many bowel cancer survivors experience ongoing bowel problems often associated with depression, poorer physical health and distress. 

We invite you to participate in our research looking at physical, psychological and social adjustments made by people after Colorectal cancer (CRC) treatments. - more info at https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1UhP6nobYb6jQjP  or flyer.

If you are 18 to 65 years of age and have had a diagnosis of CRC, but are currently “cancer-free”, we are interested in hearing of your lived experiences.

Corporate Translations is a US based company who are a preferred and trusted authority on the linguistic validation and management of Clinical Outcomes Assessments on a global scale. 

We are urgently seeking Australian Cancer Patient volunteers, for their chance to voice their opinion.  Cancer patients may be eligible to assist validating a questionnaire that will be used for such patients.  

To be eligible for the project you need to be: 

  • at least 18 years old, 
  • Be undergoing Cancer treatment (or have in the last 6 months) and willing to provide an evidence of diagnosis form signed by your medical site
  • Willing to sign a consent form to be interviewed and audio recorded
  • Be a native speaker of English residing in Australia (preferably SA)
  • Have access to a telephone & available for in-person audio-recorded interview in April/May 17
  • Some patients will be contacted for a further questionnaire
  • Compensation for your time is available.

For further details please contact Kym by;

Phone 0402 070 069, SMS or email [email protected] with Subject: ‘Volunteer for Cancer Questionnaire Research’.

Cancer Voices Australia's submission to the Senate Inquiry into Funding for research into cancers with low survival rates is herehere

More information at http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Funding_for_Research_into_Cancers/FundingResearchCancershttp://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Funding_for_Research_into_Cancers/FundingResearchCancers 

 

 

We invite people affected by cancer, their family, friends and/or supporters, to join the Cancer Voices SA Walking Group.

We meet every Tuesday (weather permitting) at 9.30am for medium paced walks of about one hour duration. 

Walks start from Belair National Park Information Centre Car Park.Belair National Park Information Centre Car Park.

 


Entry to the car park located before the Park Information Centre is free, via Upper Sturt RoadEntry to the car park located before the Park Information Centre is free, via Upper Sturt Road (click link to map).

The walking group is free, and a casual relatively informal arrangement. 

Cancer Voices Walking Group contact and information: Chris Christensen  0431 691 956

 

Consumers & community - key partners in biobanking.  Poster and Rapid-fire presentation at the Australasian Biobanking Network Conference in Adelaide on 13-14th Oct 2016. See poster here.

 

SAHMRI (SA Health & Medical Research Institute) clinician/ researchers  Dr Dan Worthley, Susi Woods and Tamsin Lannagan  invite people affected by colorectal cancer (survivors, patients & carers) to meet and discuss possilities to contribute to their cancer research.   Dr Worthley and his team would like to describe the work they do, and seek suggestions for further research that ‘people affected by colorectal cancer’ wish to see them do.

Dr Worthley’s research currently involves testing drugs or combinations of drugs and other agents on their ‘living cells biobank' of colorectal cancer samples, and investigating genetic mutations found in colorectal cancer cells.

Clinical trials are an important part of best practice care, especially for cancer patients.

Issues around facilities and space for clinical trials in the nRAH must be rapidly resolved.  Details here of Cancer Voices SA concerns about this issue, for people affected by cancer.

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