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The Role of the Microbiome in Gastrointestinal Cancers
Mon 27 March 2017, 12:30 – 13:30 BST
Bacteria that live inside our bodies – known as the microbiome - have become a hot topic in biomedical science over the last few years, with significant evidence suggesting they play central roles in health and disease. In this seminar two experts will discuss the role of the microbiome in gastrointestinal cancers, which include cancers of the bowel, pancreas and liver amongst others – and the potential for further research into these bacteria to lead to better treatment methods for patients.
Professor Elaine Holmes: Head of the Division of Computational and Systems Medicine at Imperial College London, will talk about some of her leading research and how continued advances in this area are helping lead to a better understanding of multiple related health conditions.
Professor Julian Teare: Head of Endoscopy & Consultant Gastroenterologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust will talk about his extensive clinical experience treating colorectal cancers, and pioneering work helping to develop improved endoscopic techniques and other screening methods for patients.
***Lunch will be served following the presentations in the breakout area of the Julian Bloom Lecture Theatre.***