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Cancer and Chronic Stress - Two Health Emergencies

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Past event - 2022
11 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.10pm
The Golf Tavern, 30 - 31 Wright's Houses,
Edinburgh EH10 4HR
Two fascinating talks on medical research, discussing the dreaded cancer diagnosis, the most interesting questions in cancer biology and the impact stress has on the body and society on the whole.

Cancer – reasons to diagnosis

Dr. Lucy Martin (Cross-Disciplinary Research Fellow at The University of Edinburgh)
Cancer is often a life-changing experience, irrespective of a patient's age or treatment options. While a cancer diagnosis is never good news, the words "brain cancer" are particularly terrifying. Researchers in Edinburgh are studying brain cancers to understand their biology better, in the hope of finding new treatments. Tonight I'll talk about some of the most interesting questions in cancer biology. What is cancer? Why does it occur? Why is brain cancer so difficult to treat? How do we study these cancers in the lab? And finally, how are we trying to improve treatments for patients?

Chronic Stress - Effects and Treatments

Dr. Peter Duncan (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Stress represents a significant burden on health and society. In the UK, stress-related disorders now account for 44% of work-related illness and costs the economy an estimated £5.6 billion per year. The body’s response to stress is controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Corticotroph cells from the pituitary gland are an important component of this. Their patterns of activity can be altered by chronic stress and during recovery. In this talk, we'll explore the effects of chronic stress and how research may lead to therapeutic treatments for stress-related disorders.

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