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Date
16.11.20
Start time
18:00
End time
21:00
Online (Zoom)
South Wales branch

Annual General Meeting followed by a panel discussion with leading cancer experts


The online AGM meeting will be followed by an event. The event will consist of short talks from a panel of leading cancer experts, highlighting the biology and challenges in science and therapy faced by those working in and living with this disease. There will be an opportunity for interactive discussion following the talks.

The agenda for this year's AGM and the minutes from the 2019 AGM are available to download.

Event summary

Cancer is among the world's deadliest diseases. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and one in two people in the UK will get cancer at some point in their lifetime. It is one of the most troubling diseases known to modern science simply because it is so difficult to treat. For centuries, science has refined treatment of bacterial and viral infections to great effect. However, diseases such as cancer, which affect our DNA, have only been observable and understood since 1902, with Boveri suggesting that tumours arise from chromosome damage in a cell and that these mutations cause the cell to become cancerous.

Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease, cancer still represents one of the toughest medical and economic challenges facing our society today. Join us on 16th November to learn about the UK's research priorities, the biology, genetics, drug development and therapy. Leading experts will present their own perspectives, followed by interactive discussion.

Timings

18:00 - AGM
18:30 - Cancer: Challenges in Science
21:00 - Event end

There will be a short break between the AGM finishing and the panel discussion starting.

Cost and booking

This is a free event and advance booking is essential via the link at the top of the page. The Zoom meeting joining link will be circulated to registered guests ahead of the event.

When registering for this event, please indicate whether you would like to attend just the AGM, just the panel event, or both the AGM and panel event.

Contact

For event queries, please contact the branch committee at southwales@rsb.org.uk
For booking and website queries, contact Beth Morgan at regions@rsb.org.uk or on 020 3925 3444.

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