Danni Minogue read a spirited letter of optimistic defiance from her cancer-suffering sister KYLIE at a Cancer Research event in London last night (07OCT05).

CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD singer Kylie was invited to the high profile event in the British capital but was unable to attend, following doctors' advice to rest as she reaches a crucial stage of her treatment.

But younger sister Danni read a strongly worded message from Kylie: "I am currently a cancer patient, I aim to be a cancer survivor.

"This is only possible with the incredible work done by so many within the field - doctors, specialists, scientists and volunteers.

"I have been on a crash course of learning in the last few months and now have first-hand experience of how vital awareness, funding and support."