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Transforming cancer care

Wednesday 20 March: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Wolfson College, Lee Hall, Barton Road, CB3 9BB

Cancer is the most common cause of death in the UK and globally the incidences of cancer is set to grow from 14.1m (2012) to 29m (2035). [IARC, 2018]. Progress in our basic understanding of cancer continues to accelerate. New approaches to prevention, early diagnosis and treatment are growing rapidly. As a consequence, we anticipate that while these incidents of cancer will grow dramatically, it is likely that 3 in 4 people will live for more than 10 years with the disease. This is going to put an enormous burden on healthcare. A transformation in the approach to diagnosis, treatment and care is going to be necessary over the next 10 years if we are going to be able to deliver the benefits of science to most, if not all cancer sufferers.

Presented by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz.

The Wolfson College Science Society organises open talks on Friday evenings. We invite the public of the Cambridge Science Festival to come to three of our lectures on the topic of Transformation.

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Age: All ages, Talk, Arrive on time, Free