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The Future of Cancer Treatment: Can genetic science benefit patients?

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Lecture Theatre 3, Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

B15 2GW

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The Future of Cancer Treatment: Can genetic science benefit patients?

Genetics and genomic medicine is set to transform our understanding of cancer, through improved diagnosis, personalised treatment and new drugs therapies. Genetic testing can enable treatment selection based upon the patient's own unique genetic make-up.

Come and join us at our free event to hear about how this cutting-edge science is shaping cancer treatment for patients in Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond.


The outline schedule for the event is as follows (note this is subject to change without prior notice):

18.00 Registration, refreshments and information stands

18.30 Introduction to genomics, and explanations of the 100,000 Genome Project and S:CORT bowel cancer research studies:

100,000 Genome Project: Prof Dion Morton, Director of West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre

The S:CORT programme: Prof Tim Maughan, Professor of Clinical Oncology, University of Oxford

The impact of genomics on patients: Prof Mark Lawler, Dean of Education, Queen’s University Belfast

19.00 Fitting genomics into cancer research:

Rowena Sharpe, Head of Precision Medicine, Cancer Research UK

19.15 A patient perspective

Mairead MacKenzie, Independent Cancer Patients Voice

19.30 Refreshments and information stands

19.45 Cancer genomics – patient benefit or threat? Panel debate and question time

Chair: Prof Dion Morton, Director of West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre

Patient benefit: Prof Tim Maughan, Professor of Clinical Oncology, University of Oxford

Patient threat: Prof Mark Lawler, Dean of Education, Queen’s University Belfast

20.45 Final questions and close


The event is free to attend. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register promptly to reserve your place.

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Who is the event aimed at?

The event is aimed at an adult audience, and will be of particular interest to cancer patients and their families, and those with an interest in genetics and the future of cancer treatment.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Education Centre is located on the first floor of the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital. There is a multi-storey car park next door (payment at the machine on departure), and University train station is a five minute walk away. There is full information about how to find the QE on the hospital website at:

http://www.uhb.nhs.uk/how-to-find-us.htm

Please note that the postcode B15 2GW is for the hospital site overall, so do then follow local signposts to the main hospital building.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any specific queries or access requirements, please contact wmgmc@nhs.net or call Becky Parke on 0121 371 5397.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It would be helpful to bring your printed ticket with you to the event, but it is not essential.

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Lecture Theatre 3, Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Mindelsohn Way

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B15 2GW

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