5th West Australian Sarcoma Awareness Week.

18th – 24th June 2018

WASAW 2018 Programme.

Family Bike Ride
Perth to Riverside at Woodbridge
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Sat 16th June From 0930hrs Coode St Carpark located next to Coode St Jetty, South Perth
North Metro Region Football District Odd Socks Round for Sarcoma Sat 16th to Sun 17th June 0800hrs to 1700hrs Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth District
WASAW Official Opening Launch
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Mon 18th June From 1730hrs Sock it to Sarcoma! Offices, 2/256 Fitzgerald St, Perth WA 6000
Information Displays
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Mon 18th to Wed 20th June All Day Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Geraldton Hospital Mon 18th to Fri 22nd June All Day Geraldton Hospital
Karrinyup Shopping Centre Tue 19th June All Day Karrinyup
Garden City Shopping Centre Thu 21st June All Day Booragoon
Medical Education Dinner
Invite only. Contact WACOG for information
Thu 21st June From 1830hrs University Club, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
Scientific Symposium
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Fri 22nd June 1300hrs to 1800hrs Mary Lockett Lecture Theatre, P Block, QEII Medical Centre
Community Sundowner
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Fri 22nd June 1800hrs to 1930hrs Mary Lockett Lecture Theatre, P Block, QEII Medical Centre
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Sun 24th June 1300hrs to 1500hrs Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort St, Perth

If you would like to volunteer at our shopping centre displays or at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital display, register here

Scientific Symposium.

We have the pleasure of welcoming this year as our Keynote Speakers for the Scientific Symposium:

Prof Max Gibbons

Professor Max Gibbbons
Sarcoma Unit,
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre,

Professor Max Gibbons was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (hip and knee) and Specialist in Orthopaedic Oncology in 1996, and is the Director of the Sarcoma Unit at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He is Hunterian Professor of Surgery 2016 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, awarded for research on the surgical treatment of sarcoma. He has a particular interest in the surgical treatment of tumours of soft tissue and bone.  He has wide experience in knee arthritis surgery, soft tissue reconstruction for sports related injury of the knee and treatment of rare conditions of the hip and knee including metabolic bone disease.  His research interests include bone biology, osteonecrosis and outcomes following sarcoma surgery.

Dr Mandy Ballinger
Group Leader,
Genetic Cancer Risk,
Garvan Institute of Medical Research,

Dr Ballinger oversees a program of work focused on genetic cancer risk. Key to this is the International Sarcoma Kindred Study (ISKS). Since 2009 she has overseen recruitment of over 2500 families worldwide. Dr Ballinger developed the Surveillance study in MultiOrgan Cancer prone syndromes (SMOC+) which has recently been extended from TP53 mutation carriers to include all genotype identified cancer risk. More recently Dr Ballinger co-ordinates the Genomic Cancer Medicine Program including the Genetic Cancer Risk in the Young (RisC) Study investigating the heritable aspects of cancer in a young population suggestive of a genetic etiology. Dr Ballinger has created powerful tools in these cohorts for both discovery and translation, and has well developed skills in clinical cancer genetics, genetic counseling, cohort research, and clinical interventions. Dr Ballinger’s goal is to utilize these cohorts to define the extent of heritable risk in sarcoma and other cancers, and to turn the cohorts into vehicles for intervention to change practice and improve outcomes for families.

Scientific Symposium Programme.

Mary Lockett Lecture Theatre, P Block QEII Medical Centre.

Friday 22nd June.
1245 – 1300 REGISTRATION
1300 – 1305 Welcome – Dr Simon Carroll
1305 – 1400 Prof Max Gibbons Sarcoma in Ethiopia: Oxford & Perth Orthopaedic Link
1400 – 1430 Dr Nicholas Pachter Hereditary Cancer Risk: Diagnostics and Counseling
1430 – 1450 Associate Professor Evan Ingley AFAP1L1 and Metastatic Invasion in Sarcoma
1450 – 1510 Dr Carolyn Grove Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Resistance
1510 – 1530 Break
1530 – 1630 Dr Mandy Ballinger International Sarcoma Kindred Study
1630 – 1700 Prof David Wood Sarcoma genomics and precision therapies
1700 – 1745 Chair: Dr Simon Carroll Panel Discussion
1745 – 1800 Stephen Battaglia Community Speaker
1800 – 1930 Community Sundowner All welcome to attend. Refreshments provided.


Registration is free. Register here

With thanks and appreciation of the support from the Western Australian Clinical Oncology Group (WACOG)

Perth lights up for sarcoma awareness.

Major landmarks around Perth and Mandurah will be lit up in our colours at various times during WA Sarcoma Awareness Week as part of our campaign to help promote sarcoma awareness.

Locations and dates are as follows:

Location Date
Bell Tower Friday 22nd June
Mandurah Bridge Friday 22nd June
Old Mill, South Perth Monday 18th to Sunday 24th June
Optus Stadium Monday 18th June
Trafalgar Bridge, East Perth Monday 18th to Tuesday 19th June