The Future of Cancer Treatment: Personalised medicine revolutionising care

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Lecture Theatre 2, Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


B15 2GW

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The Future of Cancer Treatment: Personalised medicine and how it is revolutionising patient care

'Personalised medicine' is a way of providing treatments and healthcare tailored to individual patients, rather than using a 'one size fits all' approach. Scientific advances, such as whole genome sequencing and wearable technologies, give scientists and medics more data. This helps medical teams and patients make better decisions on which treatments might work best for them.

Come and join our free event to hear from researchers, clinicians and patients about:

Personalised medicine and what this means for you

What 'big data' means and how we'll use this information

How using this approach benefits cancer patients

The outline schedule for the event is as follows (note the topics and speakers are subject to change without prior notice - please check back to this site for the most up to date agenda and speaker details):

18.00: Registration, refreshments & chance to browse information stands on the mezzanine level

18.25: Guests to take seats in lecture theatre.

18.30: Introduction to personalised medicine in cancer - opportunities, big data, ethics and patient perspective. Short talks from the following speakers:

Prof Gary Middleton - Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Birmingham, and Clinical Director of Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre

Dr Trevor Cole - Consultant in Clinical and Cancer Genetics, and Honorary Reader in Medical Genetics

Prof Georgios Gkoutos - Professor in Clinical Bioinformatics, University of Birmingham / University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Janette Rawlinson - Patient representative

19.30: Break - refreshments and chance to browse information stands

19.45: Personalised medicine - how will all this impact on cancer patients? Panel debate and question time. Debate panel will include:

Panel chair: Prof Dion Morton, Director of West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre and Director of Birmingham Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre

Opportunities for patients - Prof Gary Middleton

Opportunities for cancer research: Dr Sumi Subramaniam - Programme Manager - Precision
Medicine, Cancer Research UK

Considerations for patients - Dr Trevor Cole and Janette Rawlinson

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 online to reserve your place.


Who is the event aimed for?

The event is aimed for an adult audience, and will be of particular interest to cancer patients and their families. It is intended that talks will be pitched for a 'lay audience'.

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 (car park A on hospital map, payment at the machine on departure), and University train station is a five minute walk away. There is full information on how to find the QE on the hospital website at:

Will catering be provided?

A limited quantity of refreshments will be provided on the evening, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also catering outlets available with the QE Hospital to purchase food and drinks, including the Plaza restaurant on level 2 and Costa Coffee at the main entrance.

Is the venue accessible?

The Education Centre is on the 1st floor of the main QE Hospital, and is accessed either via stairs (staircase by reception) or by lift. The information stands, lecture theatre and refreshments are all on the same floor, and there are accessible toilets on the floor also. You are welcome to bring a guest or carer, if their place has also been registered via Eventbrite.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any specific queries or access requirements, please contact:

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

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

What if I can no longer attend the event after registering?

It would be really appreciated if you could cancel your place via Eventbrite. This enables us to offer spare places to others who wish to attend, and enables us to manage our costs.

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