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Website helps patients share their cancer stories

19 November 2010

A new website designed to help Welsh patients’ share their own personal cancer stories will be officially unveiled next week (Thursday 25th November)

Storybank has been developed by the Cancer Genetics Service for Wales (CGSW) Research Team based at Cardiff University’s Institute of Medical Genetics and the University of Glamorgan’s Storyworks team.

Funded by cancer charity, Tenovus – the website contains a series of short videos designed to offer practical support to people worried that they may be at risk of cancer including: living with the possibility of inheriting cancer; compiling a family history; getting a cancer diagnosis and talking about cancer with your family.

By recording patients’ personal stories, it’s hoped the website will be used by current and future patients and the general public, as key source of information and support.

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Event details

Who: Dr Rachel Iredale – Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University
What: Launch of StoryBank – a website sharing patients’ cancer genetic stories
Where: University of Glamorgan, ATRiuM campus – 86-88 Adam Street, Cardiff
When: Thursday 25th November, 6-8pm

Filming and interviews will be available with:

Dr Rachel Iredale – Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff School of Medicine, is available to talk about the project and the Cancer Genetics Service.

Karen Lewis, Director, Storyworks, University of Glamorgan, is available to talk about the project and the importance of digital storytelling in developing an understanding of the patient journey.

Dr Alexandra Murray, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, All-Wales medical Genetics Service.

Patients featured in the videos will also be available to talk and be interviewed about their own stories.

Further information or to attend the event, please contact:

Chris Jones
Public Relations
Cardiff University
Tel: 029 20 874731
E-mail: jonesc83@cardiff.ac.uk