A Check-Up on Cancer

The 5th Annual Lafayette Health Awareness Forum

Thursday September 30, 7-9 pm

David Lam Auditorium

MacLaurin Building A144

University of Victoria

Free Admission

It has been five year’s since the Lafayette String Quartet hosted their first health awareness forum on breast cancer. In that time, advances have been made and much discovered not only in breast cancer, but in many types of cancer. This years forum will explore the advances in diagnosis and treatment that have occurred in many areas of cancer. Top Health Professionals from the BC Cancer Agency and the Victoria and Vancouver medical communities will answer your questions and share their knowledge on what is currently happening in the front lines of cancer treatment and diagnosis.

Whether you or someone close to you has been affected, our wish is that your will find the discussion both informative and encouraging. We live in hope that each year we are that much closer to a cure.

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all.  ~Emily Dickinson


Ivo Olivotto MD FRCPC, Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency,Vancouver Island Centre

Allen Hayashi. MD FRCS(C) General and Pediatric surgeon, Head Division of General Surgery, VIHA South

Darlene Hammell, MD CCFP, FCFP Assistant Dean Student Affairs, Island Medical Program, UVIC

Nancy Payeur, MSW, RSW Team Leader, Patient and Family Counselling Services, BCCA Vancouver Island

Nicol Macpherson, MD PhD FRCPC, Medical Oncologist, BCCA,Vancouver Island Centre

Antony Porcino, BSc, PhD (candidate), Project Director , Complimentary Medicine Education and Outcomes (CAMEO) Program, BCCA , Vancouver