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The Long Ride Mission arrives at ToRS, Copenhagen University
June 10, 2014 - 10:00-12:00
How come breast cancer in Asian women has risen sharply during the past decades? Why do Asian women often fail to seek treatment until it is too late? What are the cultural impediments in relation to breast cancer?
These are questions that two Singapore based top breast surgeons have decided to explore cooperating among others with a team of cross-disciplinary researchers at ToRS, headed by Associate Professor MSK Cynthia Chou.
Presently, the two biker surgeons are on their way from the home of one in Singapore to the home of the other in Sweden, arriving in Copenhagen on the 10th of June. The grueling four month mission has taken the surgeons across 18 countries and a distance of more than 20.000 kilometers. En route, the two bikers have visited and given lectures in cancer centers and hospitals in multiple countries.
•Welcome by prodean Julie Sommerlund
•Welcome by Ingolf Thuesen on behalf of ToRS
•Presentation by the two doctors on their trip and the background for the project
•Presentation by Cynthia Chou about the anthropological part of the project
•Q & A from journalists and others
More at: http://longridess.com.
Venue: 23.0.50 at KUA2, Copenhagen University