50 years on from President Nixon’s war on cancer – Are we winning?

Dr Prudham
50 years on from President Nixon’s war on cancer – Are we winning?
27 January 2020

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting local residents and NCA group members to a free talk that will examine how much cancer treatment has progressed in the 50 years since President Nixon declared war on the disease.

The free talk, which is open to residents and members in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester, will be held at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury. The talk takes place on Wednesday 5 February, from 2pm to 3pm, in Education Centre.

The NCA brings together the Salford Royal and Pennine Acute trusts and five hospitals and community services in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.

Dr Roger Prudham, who is giving the talk, is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Director for Professional Standards at the Northern Care Alliance. Dr Prudham said:

“It was in 1970 that Richard Nixon declared war on cancer, passing the US National Cancer Act in January 1971

“The talk will explore how understanding of cancer has developed over the intervening period and focus on the areas where cancer care has been transformed. This will include changes in public health and attitudes, cutting edge modern treatments including screening, chemotherapy, proton beam therapy and immunotherapy. 

“As a lead cancer clinician covering many different cancer pathways, and a member of the Greater Manchester Cancer Board, I gain a privileged perspective into many aspects of cancer diagnosis, including treatment and the effect cancer has on the lives of people affected by the disease. I look forward to sharing these insights with the audience and taking questions.”

To book your place, please contact Angela Greenwood, Membership and Public Engagement Manager on: 01706 517302 or by e-mail: membership@pat.nhs.uk.

Pictured: Dr Roger Prudham