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.
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.
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 bookingThis 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.