Igloo presentations

Programme stream(s): Igloo
Programme session type(s): No session type

10:30 am-10:55 am

Room: Igloo - Hall 4


10.30 – 10.40 – Breast Cancer Now
The Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank – a vault of rich resource for breast cancer researchers
Speaker: Eleanor Garratt-Smith, Tissue Bank Grants & Relationships Manager
The Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank (BCNTB) has been funded since 2009 and is the UK’s first national breast tissue biobank. The aim of the BCNTB is to give all researchers access to a unique resource of biological materials and supportive clinical data from patients with breast cancer (together with normal controls). Such a resource, efficiently and ethically collected, provides all researchers with high-quality, relevant materials, helping to raise the standard of breast cancer research and facilitating the translation of scientific findings into the clinical setting. Do come to hear about the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank and how we can help support your research.

10.45 – 10.55 – Macmillan Cancer Support
An integrated personalised model of care: Improving the Cancer Journey Glasgow
Speakers: Ms Lorraine Andrew, Patient Representative, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Sandra McDermott, Head of Service Development, Glasgow City Council and Programme Manager Macmillan Cancer Support
Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than your health – it can also affect your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills. That’s why Glasgow City Council and Macmillan Cancer Support have launched Improving the Cancer Journey Glasgow (ICJ), an integrated community-based service that assesses and addresses the full range of needs that people with cancer can experience including physical, emotional, financial, practical, and social. ICJ’s patient-centred approach focuses on what is important to the individual and works with key partners across sectors to help them get the support they need. Evaluations of ICJ have evidenced successful reach to those in most need, and benefits to service users through reductions in anxiety and severity of concerns, improvements in quality of life and ability to self-manage. In this session, the ICJ Programme Manager will outline how and why this innovative model of support works, the impact it has had for people living with cancer in Glasgow, and its increasing influence on service commissioning and design, both nationally and internationally. A person affected by cancer who has used the service will also share their experiences of ICJ.