Question Health: The Big C

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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Sports Hall, Victoria Mill

Trafalgar Street

Burnley

BB11 1RA

United Kingdom

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Question Health is a televised debate series shining a light on some of the most concerning health issues affecting people in Lancashire. For this, our second event, we turn our attention to Cancer. We have assembled a panel of experts to discuss and debate some of the key issues of the day: prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, living with cancer and palliative care. The event format will be similar to BBC’s Question Time, with the panel of local health experts taking pre-set questions from the audience. The film crew will consist of students and staff from the University's television, media, continuing drama and film production courses.

Broadcasters Deborah James and Lauren Mahon from the multi-award winning BBC Radio 5 Live podcast ‘You, Me and the Big C’ will be hosting the debate. Deborah was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer at the age of 35 and Lauren, age 31, is in remission from stage 3 breast cancer. Their fellow presenter, Rachael Bland died from breast cancer in September last year at the age of 40. Rachael completed her postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at UCLan in 2001 and this debate has been organised by the University in response to Rachael’s passing.

Cancer is a term for a huge variety of conditions in which abnormal cells divide without proper control and cause damage and disruption to the body. Almost all of us know people whose lives have been affected by cancer. Indeed, one in two of the UK population born after 1960 can themselves expect to be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Although cancers account for more than 150,000 deaths per year in the UK, making them the fourth most common cause of death, the good news is that survival rates have been continually improving thanks to better screening and treatments. Now, more than half of all patients diagnosed with cancer go on to live for more than ten years.

Questions for the panel are requested when registering online and the University will contact you prior the event if your question has been selected. Question cards will also be provided on the day of the event for you to read from.

This is a free event and light refreshments will be provided on arrival.

There will be filming and photography of the audience and the expert panel throughout this event, therefore your consent is required for footage/images to be used for marketing and broadcast purposes.

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Car parking: Free parking spaces are available at the Victoria Mill site, but please car share where possible. Disabled bays are available for blue badge holders.

Filming and photography: With this debate being pre-recorded for television, there will be filming and photography throughout. When registering you will be asked to give permission for filming and photography of you to be used by the University for marketing and television broadcast purposes. These images/footage may be used in both on and offline publications, public relations and advertising, such as social media, brochures, information leaflets, adverts, posters and other formats for the promotion of the University and of University courses at its partner institutions.

Floor management: With this debate being re-recorded for television, there will be some stoppages for logistal reasons and direction from the Floor Manager for things such as audience applause.

Broadcast of the debate: The debate will be shown on a Sky Channel. The date and further details are still to be confirmed. Those who attend will be contacted at a later date with information. Due to editing and programme scheduling, it's possible that the broadcast date may be several months later.

Questions for the panel: Please let us know when registering online what question you would like to ask the panel. All questions will be collated and edited by the organisers and you will be notified in advance of the debate if yours has been selected. Questions will be printed by the organisers onto cards and given to you when you arrive at the event. Those asking questions will have designated seats so they can be identified by the film crew.

Accessibility: The building and Sports Hall venue are fully accessible. The entrance to the venue is on the first floor and there is a lift available. The venue has tiered seating and the audience enters from the bottom of the seated area, so please indicate when registering online if you need a space for a wheelchair or if you are unable to use stairs. Also alert us to any specific requirements, such as needing a BSL interpreter or gluten-free refreshments.

On the day enquiries: Contact Tania Callagher 07817 635045

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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Sports Hall, Victoria Mill

Trafalgar Street

Burnley

BB11 1RA

United Kingdom

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