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Personalised medicine: hope, hype and pitfalls

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Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge

Wollaston Road

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Precision cancer medicine is increasingly able to offer specially targeted treatments to patients with certain mutations in their tumours - but what about the patients for whom these ‘hope-laden’ treatments are not suitable? How should we address the moral and societal issues related to these patients?

Join us on 5 October to hear from Professor Joshua Hordern of the Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership as he examines the hopes and pitfalls along the path of personalised medicine for which intelligent exploration and consensus will be needed to maximise patient benefit.

Joshua is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at the University of Oxford; he will look through the lens of theology and philosophy to scrutinise the promise of personalised medicine and pose practical questions for all those involved.

Listen, discuss, debate and enjoy networking drinks with us on 5 October.

This event is free to attend, but advance booking is essential.

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16:30 Registration, refreshments available

17:00 Talk begins

18:30 Networking

19:00 Close

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