Cardiff Cancer Research Open Day

20/09/2014, 10:00 - 15:00


Find out how we are fighting cancer in Wales at the free drop-in event: Cardiff Cancer Research Open Day

  • Meet our cancer scientists, doctors and nurses
  • Go behind the scenes in our lab*
  • Find out more about cancer research happening near you, from  lab research to clinical trials with short talks, fun games and interactive demonstrations

Come along and experience our local cancer research brought to life by the researchers themselves. See how researchers in Cardiff are working together to discover and pioneer new cancer treatments.

There will be interactive activities suitable for all ages including children.

* Please note, due to health and safety reasons, minimum age for the lab tour will be 13.

Talk programme hosted in Hadyn Ellis Lecture Theatre:

10:30am:  Dr Rachel Butler, Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Head of All Wales Genetics Laboratory ‘ Personalised Medicine’

11:30am:  Prof Andy Sewell, Associate Director for I&I Research Institute, Cardiff University School of Medicine – ‘Using the immune system to fight cancer’

12:30pm: Prof Alan Clarke, Director of Cancer Research UK Cardiff Centre and European Cancer Stem  Cell Research Institute – ‘Understanding basic cancer biology in the search for new treatments’

1:30pm:  Prof Chris Pepper, Institute of Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University School of Medicine – “Hot off the press” New test predicts survival in blood cancer patients’

2:15pm:  Dr Richard Adams, Consultant Oncologist at Velindre NHS Trust and Director of the Wales Cancer Trials Unit – ‘Improving outcomes through clinical trials’

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Hadyn Ellis Building
Maindy Road
CF24 4HQ

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