They will discuss difficult or controversial topics such as routine vaccination against HPV for girls, whether or not health insurance in countries that do not have a free national health service actually buys better treatment for young people, and why it is that more teenagers and young adults are developing cancer now than ever before.
Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) is a pioneering UK charity that was established to focus on the most neglected group of cancer patients - teenagers and young adults. As a result of the Trust's work, the UK is the only country in the world to have a programme of developing specialist units for adolescents. Currently, there are seven TCT units, but a further 15 are needed to ensure that every adolescent with cancer in the UK has access to one. TCT expects a 15% increase in survival rates as a result of the concentration of expertise within the units. Other countries are now beginning to follow the UK's lead.
Registration is free for bona fide UK and international media. You are welcome to attend all conference sessions on the 30 and 31 March. There will be a news briefing for the media at 10.30am on Wednesday 29 March with key speakers and patients at the Royal College of Physicians.
A media conference registration form and conference programme is available from:
TCT media consultant, Emma Mason: Tel: 44-137-656-3090
Or (if Emma is unavailable):
Lucy Jackson at Teenage Cancer Trust: Tel: 44-207-529-8608
Early media registration is strongly recommended, as places at the conference are limited.
For more information on the Trust, visit www.teenagecancertrust.org