During this years UK Oncology Forum in Brighton, Melanoma UK had the opportunity to attend an exclusive workshop When less is more: helping patients avoid unnecessary treatment with Dame Lesley Fallowfield, Professor of Psycho-oncology. 

It was an amazing opportunity to listen to Professor Dame Fallowfield on a subject that all our patients can relate to.  Professor Fallowfield's research interests are wide and include the measurement of quality of life in clinical trials of cancer therapy and the training of communication skills for health care professionals in cancer. She has published over 360 papers. She lectures and runs training workshops throughout the world in psychosocial oncology, quality of life assessment and communication skills. Our very own Di Cannon even managed to catch a quick selfie.  It was also wonderful to learn that Professor Dame Fallowfield is fully behind the petition to ban the use of commercial sunbeds in the UK.