05
Sep
2018
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Series of awareness seminars

Melbourne, VIC

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Awareness is key to people understanding the urgency and critical need to develop more advanced treatments for bowel cancer.

As a scientist exploring the molecular basis of bowel cancer to develop more efficient treatment options, Dr Madara Ratnadiwakara is acutely aware of the importance of raising community awareness of bowel cancer. She explains, “Awareness is key to people understanding the urgency and critical need to develop more advanced treatments for bowel cancer.”

Given her professional and personal interest in the subject, Madara wanted to take part in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness and funds for the cause. “I decided to do a series of seminars at Monash University to get people talking about bowel cancer and also donate to Bowel Cancer Australia as I truly appreciate the invaluable role that the charity plays in raising awareness within the community.”

Madara says she was happy with the response to her seminars because, “Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world and bowel cancer research needs to be supported as it is the only way to discover a cure for this deadly disease.”

Through her series of seminars and online fundraising, Madara raised a wonderful $325 for bowel cancer awareness and research.