Seminar series brings cancer support to community

Cancer Care Talks launches this week with hopes of providing London with information and strategies for living well with – and beyond – cancer.

Led by professor Anita Cramp of Western’s School of Health Studies, Cancer Care Talks is a collaborative effort between Western, London Regional Cancer Program, Canadian Cancer Society and Wellspring Cancer Support Centre. The free seminar series, open to all members of the community, is designed to provide support to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and health care professionals through monthly seminars at covering quality-of-life topics.

Funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the program begins with a presentation from Catherine Sabiston, PhD, a University of Toronto exercise and health psychology professor, on Jan. 31. She will address strategies for incorporating physical activity into cancer treatment and recovery plans.

Other talks include Jennifer Irwin, Western, on Survivorship: How do you want it to be? at 6:30 pm. Feb. 27 in London Civic Gardens, 625 Springbank Dr., and Searching and understanding cancer control trials at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at the North London Optimist Club, 1345 Cheapside St.

For more information about Cancer Care Talks, visit the website or contact Cramp at