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The origins of cancer: what's in our genes and what isn't?

Sunday 24 March: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way(Close to the Junction of Robinson Way and Long Road), CB2 0SZ

Cancer will affect about one in three humans at some point in our lives. A person’s risk of developing cancer is influenced by the genes that she or he inherits. For example, the inheritance of certain ‘faulty’ genes can greatly increase cancer risk. There is also mounting evidence that cancer risk is affected by non-genetic factors, such as our diet and environment. How genetic and non-genetic factors act together to influence a person’s risk of developing cancer is not well understood.

Professor Ashok Venkitaraman discusses how recent research is providing new insights into this important problem, and how this new knowledge might be used to detect or even prevent cancer.

Visitors are recommended to visit the Cambridge Biomedical Campus by foot, bicycle or bus but if you need to drive, reduced price parking has been arranged in Car Park 1. On leaving please take the un-validated parking ticket to the car park Customer Service desk, say you have been to Cambridge Science Festival to be charged just £2.90.

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