Dr Peter Kay to speak at Healing Conference

Healers & Therapists Exhibition featuring Dr Peter Kay

Dr Peter H Kay will be speaking at the FREE Healers & Therapists Conference & Exhibition on 1st March at the Memorial Hall Oswestry. Here is a little more about him. You can sign up for free here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/healers-therapists-conferenc…

His talk, entitled, ‘Delivery of a much-needed information service for cancer sufferers’ will give information to those suffering from or caring for someone who is suffering from cancer.

If you or a family member or friend has cancer then you really have to come along and listen to him. Here is a little more about him.

Here is more about Peter

I was born in the UK. In the early part of my scientific career, I specialised in blood group serology and haematology. In 1974, I moved to Australia to establish a kidney transplant unit at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia. I later became a member of the Department of Pathology at the University of Western Australia, specialising in Immunopathology. In the late 1980s, I was awarded my PhD on immuno-genetics.

Dr Peter Kay found first Moleculat pathology lab

In 1989, I founded the first Molecular Pathology laboratory in Western Australia in the Faculty of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Western Australia. I remained as Head of the Molecular Pathology laboratory until I retired from Academia in 2001. During that time, I conducted world-class research into tissue regeneration, genetics and epigenetics (especially with respect to DNA methylation), cancer biology and molecular genetic aspects of cancer diagnosis. I supervised well over 20 PhD students and helped launch their scientific careers in many areas of clinico-pathological research. I published over 80 articles in prestigious scientific journals.

I returned home over a decade ago. Because of my academic background, I began to be asked many questions about cancer and other disorders. As a consequence, I established an information service for cancer patients and practitioners.
It became clear to me that many patients were unaware of basic information that would help them to understand more about the development and progression of cancer and the pros and cons of various standards and new treatments.

One of the most common questions asked of me is “Why do some drugs help some people but harm others?”

I explain how certain chemotherapy drugs may be either helpful, ineffective or seriously harmful according to the patient’s genetic profile or the genetic properties of their cancer cells.
Patients also ask me to explain the significance of new immune based treatment options such as CAR- T cell therapy, immune checkpoint therapy and bone marrow stem cell therapy which they have read about in various public outlets.

Another question that I am often asked is “Why do some cancers disappear without any treatment at all?” This question allows me to introduce exciting new possibilities involving oncolytic viral therapy. It is my aim to enable all health carers to provide this much-needed information to cancer sufferers.