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My Cancer, My DNA: can genomics change the way we treat cancer?
27 March, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
What can your DNA tell you about your risk of developing cancer? What could it reveal about the best way to treat cancers? Could we be entering a future where cancer treatment is based your unique genetic makeup, and that of your cancer? Meet the people trying to answer these questions, and pose your own, at Eighty Four Shoreditch.
The study of cancer genetics is revealing better ways to predict, diagnose, and treat a disease that kills over 150,000 people a year. At Genetic Alliance UK, a charity working on behalf of patients living with genetic conditions, we are running a project that asks patients and the public about genome sequencing in cancer.
To join the conversation, come along to our FREE event where we’ll hear from Dr Clare Turnbull, Clinical lead at Genomics England for the 100,000 Genome Project cancer programme, on her work understanding how cancer risk can be inherited, and from Dr Katie Snape, Lead Consultant for Cancer Genetics at St George’s Hospital, on how this research can be translated into improved detection and treatment of cancer in the clinic.
Ask questions, share your thoughts, and test your own knowledge of genetics.