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Make 2nds Count to Host Pioneering Patient Summit in Liverpool for Those Living with Secondary Breast Cancer

MAKE 2nds Count has announced that it is set to host the 1st national patient focused conference in the UK dedicated to secondary (metastatic) breast cancer, working together with ECMC and The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Taking place in Liverpool over:- 9 July to 10 July 2024, this groundbreaking event, designed specifically for women and men living with secondary breast cancer, will bring together 16 medical experts who will support them with gaining vital knowledge and navigating the world of medical terminology and clinical guidelines. There will also be a number of exhibition stalls from cancer partners such as Maggies Liverpool, Breast Cancer Now and MET UP UK.

Following the release of a recent LIMBER Study (2022) revealing that 71% of women wished they had known more about secondary breast cancer, the Summit aims to directly address this need for additional information and support as well as bring together a community of those who feel isolated This is also a group that currently are not routinely counted within the NHS data.

The format of the Summit will enable participants to tailor their experience by selecting sessions that best meet their needs. Topics will range from the latest developments for each subtype of secondary breast cancer, exploring personalised treatments and understanding clinical trials, to navigating difficult conversations around the disease.

Prof Carlo Palmieri, Secondary Breast Cancer Summit Co-founder and Clinical Lead comments:- "The Secondary Breast Cancer Summit is the first national patient-focused conference in the UK for secondary (metastatic) breast cancer. There is currently a real lack of any specific education or networking opportunities for women and men living with secondary breast cancer, and in response to this and the invaluable insights from recent LIMBER and Metastatic Breast Cancer research studies funded by Make 2nds Count, we've identified critical knowledge gaps within the secondary breast cancer community, and the Summit will address these. From disease understanding to clinical trials, treatment, and side effects, our bespoke event programme will hope to meet the information needs of our secondary breast cancer community. Our goal is to educate and empower people living with the disease and help them feel more confident in their understanding of the disease, and to make more informed decisions about their care "

In addition to the expert panel discussions, the Summit will also feature interactive exhibition stalls where participants can learn about the latest advancements and resources available for managing secondary breast cancer and providing hands-on experiences and up-to-date information tailored to the needs of patients.

Lesley Stephen, Secondary Breast Cancer Summit Patient Lead and co-founder said:- "I've been living with secondary breast cancer for 10 years, and in that time, I have been to many cancer conferences with medical talks that can be difficult to follow if you don't have a science background. I've often thought it would be great to offer secondary breast cancer patients the opportunity to have their own conference, ask researchers and clinicians questions about their work and find out about the latest treatments, but all presented in a way that we patients can understand."

The event will also include: dedicated social spaces and a community café, offering a relaxed environment for individuals facing similar challenges to connect and support one another. Attendees will also have the chance to voice their concerns and be heard, thus shaping next year's conference through interactive sessions and feedback forms.

Registration for the Summit is still open, and participants can also choose to join online. Online registration is also open to professionals involved in the care of women and men with secondary breast cancer.

For a full programme for the conference and to register, please visit:- Make2ndsCount.Co.UK.

Southport's M Park Central 12 is fully occupied after securing a spate of new lettings

NATIONAL commercial property and investment company, LCP, part of M Core, has announced four new deals at the town centre retail park, totalling almost 30,000 sq ft.

The largest of the lettings has seen Cancer Research open a 10,086 sq ft outlet at Unit 4, on a 10 year lease, with global fitness provider, Snap Fitness, signing for 15 years on Unit 5, which is home to a new 10,022 sq ft state-of the art gymnasium.

McDonalds has taken up the 4,562 sq ft residence in Unit 11, on a 25 year lease.

The new lettings are completed by furniture retailer Caissa UK, which is occupying 2,773 sq ft at Unit 6a1 on a 10-year term.

LCP has invested in a series of improvements to the retail park, including an EV charging provision, which will see 8 new PoGo Touch Plus Ultra-Rapid DC charging points being installed this summer. Additionally, the site has had refreshed M Core signage installed as part of its European branding roll-out, providing instant recognition of the locations managed by the Pan-European collective.

In recent weeks, the parking at the Southport destination park has had a well-received change after being taken over from Sefton Council. M Park Central 12 is now offering consumers two hours of complimentary parking and multiple cashless options to pay for longer visits.

LCP director, Barry Flint, said:- "We are incredibly proud to see the transformation of M Park Central 12, which is at full occupancy for the first time in almost two decades. We've made a long-term commitment to improving facilities at the park and delivering a better shopping experience for consumers. This milestone is a significant achievement and reinforces our approach to enhancing retail destinations across the UK."

Catherine Gunz of Osborne Clark and Sophie Faulkner of LCP's in-house legal team completed the transaction for the new lettings. LCP's agents for this property were Tom Wyatt of Harvey Spack Field and Mark Crookes of McMullen Real Estate.

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