Upcoming Sessions

BreaCan conducts free information sessions on a regular basis. Coming to an information session is a great way to access information and connect with others in a similar situation.

Information sessions are coordinated by BreaCan staff and involve medical, allied health and other specialists, including creative therapists.

Book your place by clicking on any of the upcoming sessions below.

Cancellations Policy

If we do not have enough people enrolled one week before a session is scheduled we will cancel the session and inform anyone who has booked. This also allows the speaker sufficient time to make other plans. We hope that cancelling a session is never necessary but also realise that having only a small number of people attending a session is no longer workable.


Morning Tea at BreaCan

Date: Wednesday, 13/08/2014
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Location: BreaCan Resource Centre

Join us for a late winter morning tea in the BreaCan Resource Centre. Take advantage of our central location to catch up with friends you met at one of BreaCan’s information sessions or forums, or make new friends on the day. We can guarantee a friendly welcome as well as some yummy treats sweet and

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Advanced Cancer Early Phase Drug Trials and Molecular Profiling

Date: Monday, 18/08/2014
Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Location: BreaCan Resource Centre

Please note this session is for women living with advanced breast and advanced gynaecological cancers. The Royal Melbourne Hospital houses a large clinical trials program. Come and meet one of the trials team, Medical Oncology Fellow, Jim Whittle. Jim will speak about early phase drug trials and molecular profiling targeted for people with advanced/ metastatic

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New Directions in Gynaecological Cancer Treatment and Research

Date: Monday, 25/08/2014
Time: 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Location: BreaCan Resource Centre

Miss Orla McNally is a Gynaecological Oncologist and Director of Oncology and Dysplasia at The Women’s Hospital. She is an advisor to Ovarian Cancer Australia, a member of the ANZGOG clinical trials group, deputy chairperson of the Cancer Council Victoria Executive group and a lead player in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre initiative. Orla will

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Purpose and Meaning in Life

Date: Wednesday, 27/08/2014
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Location: BreaCan Resource Centre

The search for meaning is a basic human need that gives life its richness, fulfilment and direction. How often do we make space in our busy lives to ponder what gives our life meaning? This workshop, facilitated by Siegfried Gutbrod, Therapeutic Director from the Gawler Foundation will explore: what is spirituality for each of us;

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