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Let's Talk About Health: Liver cancer: the impending epidemic

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Queen's Medical Research Institute

47 Little France Crescent

Edinburgh

EH16 4TJ

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“Let's Talk About Health” is a series of public lectures which run annually from November through to March. It is aimed at senior school pupils interested in studying medicine, veterinary medicine or the life sciences at University as well as interested members of the general public and health professionals. The series allows scientists pioneering new research at the University of Edinburgh to share their latest ideas and discoveries with the public and provides attendees with the opportunity to advance their knowledge of health and what happens in disease.




The number of people diagnosed with liver cancer in the UK is 10 times higher now than it was at the end of the 1970s. It continues to be seen as a cancer caused by alcoholism and a high risk lifestyle. Perhaps for this reason, research into these highly aggressive tumours has lagged behind the advances made in breast and bowel cancer. With the rise in diabetes and fatty liver, liver cancer is set to become one of the UK's biggest killers in the coming decades. Join us to hear about the efforts going on in Edinburgh to try and tackle this pariah cancer. We are using lessons learned from how stem cells behave and regenerate the damaged liver to better understand how these tumours grow and how we can develop new drugs to tackle this often untreatable and fatal disease.

Speakers Rachel Guest, Division of Health Sciences; and Luke Boulter, MRC Human Genetics Unit

Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.

Refreshments available after event.

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For any further information contact the organiser, Karen Chapman karen.chapman@ed.ac.uk

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