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PERTH’S WORLD BREAKTHROUGH: Feeling for breast cancer

PERTH’S WORLD BREAKTHROUGH: Feeling for breast cancer

EVENT DATE: Wednesday 8 March, 7-8.30am

This International Women’s Day, WIM invites you to discover a Perth invention that has the potential to dramatically improve breast surgery outcomes.

Leading Perth breast surgeon Professor Christobel Saunders is guiding the development of a remarkable world first glove that can ‘see’ breast cancers at a cellular-scale with the touch of a finger on the skin.

Come and hear from Professor Saunders and the glove’s inventor, biomedical engineer at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (Perkins), Dr Brendan Kennedy.

The Perkins will host us in their stunning new research facility at the QEII Medical Centre campus in Nedlands for an International Women’s Day breakfast from 7 – 8.30am on Wednesday 8 March.

Make sure you arrive on time as Professor Saunders is due in clinic early in the morning and will need to leave at 8am, but Dr Kennedy will be with us the whole time and is ready to wow you with his amazing ‘smart surgical glove’.

With one in eight women in Australia diagnosed with breast cancer, and one in four who have a lump removed needing to return to surgery to remove a tumour that was missed, the smart glove, which is well into development, is an ingenious invention that addresses a major issue in women’s health.

Last year’s International Women’s Day breakfast was a sell-out, with a long waiting list, so please make sure you book early. QEII Medical Centre is well served by buses from the city and East Perth, and Subiaco and Claremont Stations. Paid parking is also available onsite – see map.

Thanks to the generous support we’ve received from The Perkins, we are able to offer this not-to-be-missed event at the special price of $25. Please book for our event via Eventbrite, and we look forward to seeing you on 8 March.