Date of release: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dr Lauren Pecorino, School of Science, University of Greenwich.How to reduce the risk of cancer will be the theme of a free information evening open to members of the public which begins at 6pm at the University of Greenwich at Medway on Wednesday 19 September.

Experts on nutrition, obesity, and cancer prevention will speak at the event and explain about the cancer screening available throughout Kent.

Dr Lauren Pecorino, Principal Lecturer in Cancer Biology in the University of Greenwich’s School of Science and author of the book, Why Millions Survive Cancer says: “Those attending can hear the evidence that lifestyle changes including quitting smoking, losing weight and taking regular exercise can reduce cancer risk.”

Other speakers include Bill Gullick, Professor of Cancer Biology, at the University of Kent; Martin Wiseman, Medical and Scientific Advisor for the World Cancer Research Fund; and Mark Hill, Medical Oncologist at one of the leading cancer treatment centres in the south-east, the Kent Oncology Centre

Those attending will be able to enjoy light refreshments whilst listening to the music of Kent-based Galvin Quartet who perform a mix of jazz, Latin, soul and funk.

The event has been organised by the University of Greenwich’s School of Science and Kent Cancer Trust. It will be held in Room 129 in the Pembroke Building at the University of Greenwich at Medway, ME4 4TB. Admission is free but those who would like to attend should register in advance by calling 020 8331 9800 or by e-mailing m.c.croucher@gre.ac.uk

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Picture: Dr Lauren Pecorino, School of Science, University of Greenwich.