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Oncology Professional Care 2024
21-22 May at ExCeL London

Oncology Professional Care is the must-attend, multi-disciplinary event delivering free CPD-certified learning for the entire oncology community.

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Toral Shah

Toral Shah

Co-Founder, South Asian Supernovas
Toral Shah is a Nutritional Scientist (MSc Nutr Med), and functional medicine & nutrigenomics Master practitioner, Health writer and Consultant, as well as the Founder of The Urban Kitchen. She uses evidence based science and nutrition knowledge along with lifestyle medicine to help support others to optimise their health and reduce risk of disease. She supports patients with their integrative oncology journey both one to one and through group settings, running an on demand course and educating on nutrition, lifestyle and cancer to healthcare, pharmaceutical and cancer organisations. She originally went to medical school with a view to becoming an oncologist but when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she realised that this was not the career for her. After completing her BSc in Cell Biology, specialising in cancer, she worked in research, winning a prestigious Royal Society internship where she worked on SRC oncogenes. Toral then went on to do an MSc in Nutritional Medicine at University of Surrey and became a functional medicine practitioner working with nutrigenomics, and in the final stages of completing her IFM certification. Toral was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29. In 2018, she was diagnosed with a breast cancer recurrence and in 2020 for the third time, undertaking major surgery and treatment through COVID pandemic lockdown, and utilising all the tools in her toolbox to support through to recovery. She is particularly passionate about cancer prevention and recurrence and completed her MSc thesis researching diets that reduce risk of recurrence of breast cancer She is currently putting together a PhD proposal looking at the impact of stress, diet and lifestyle on oestrogen dependent breast cancer. She also contributes as a co-investigator and consultant on a variety of cancer research looking at nutrition and lifestyle. As a breast cancer patient and survivor, she understands how patients might want to change their diet and lifestyle post diagnosis. She is also passionate about health inequalities in cancer and is an educator, researcher and advocate in this field, and the co-founder of South Asian Supernovas.
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