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Cancer Fights, But We Fight Back

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Past event - 2024
14 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Station East Pub, 1 Hills Street, Gateshead,
Newcastle NE8 2AS
Ever wonder why cancer is just so difficult to treat? Our technology is evolving, but so is cancer. Join the experts tonight and discover the steps scientists are taking against one of the greatest challenges of modern medicine.

Looking For The Needle in The Haystack: The challenge of treating relapsed childhood brain tumours

Dr Rebecca Maree Hill (MRC Clinician Scientist & Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology, Newcastle University)
Relapsed childhood brain tumours, which come back after using our best upfront treatments, are sadly incurable. Tonight, we will explore different ways to uncover the unique biological drivers of relapsed childhood brain tumours. These biological drivers are difficult to find, akin to looking for a needle in a haystack. Once found, can we harness the power of this precious needle? Do these biological drivers tell us why our best treatments do not always work? I invite you to join me on this exciting quest for cure.

The Emperor of Maladies: Is this the end of cancer?

Thomas Butts (Senior Lecturer, University of Sunderland)
The coming years will see a revolution in cancer biology and treatment. It has already begun. For some cancers, it is now commonplace to use the immune system to fight tumours, but the first personalised cancer vaccines are now beginning to succeed. MRNA vaccines (of COVID fame) have been used to attack one of the most deadly cancers, pancreatic. Only half of a small number of patients responded... but it worked. It. Worked. Is vaccinating patients against their own cancers going to finally cure the ‘Emperor of Maladies’?
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