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NNUH hosts World Cancer Day information event

The latest developments in cancer care will be among the talks taking place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) as it marks World Cancer Day with an information event on Monday, February 4 which will give people the chance to hear about cancer care at NNUH.

The information event is being held alongside events worldwide to mark World Cancer Day with the aim of raising awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

From 2pm-4pm there will be information stands at the East Atrium level 1 on the main hospital site, where the public can find out more about the many cancer treatments at the hospital and much more.

Then from 4pm-6pm, there will be a series of short talks in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre led by leading consultants and experts in cancer care, followed by a question and answer session, where the public will have the opportunity to put their questions relating to cancer care to the team. The event will end with music from the NNUH Hospital Choir.

Hosted by NNUH Medical Director Erika Denton and among the speakers will be the Trust’s Cancer Manager Matt Keeling. He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about the developments taking place here in Norfolk.

“The NNUH is one of the country’s biggest cancer centres, treating about 6,000 patients each year and diagnoses almost 2% of all cancers in the UK. We want to keep the local population updated on the exciting developments and work being undertaken in this area’’

Louise Cook, NNUH Head of Fundraising said: “The event will be a great opportunity for the people of Norfolk to find out more about the cancer services available to them.

“We have among the country’s leading experts in this field and this annual event is a perfect way to mark this year’s World Cancer Day. We will also be letting people know about our current appeal that will benefit local breast cancer patients.”

Refreshments and free parking will be available for attendees.

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For more information about the event, please email communications@nnuh.nhs.uk

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