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Computers vs Cancer

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Station East Pub, 1 Hills Street, Gateshead,
Newcastle NE8 2AS
Massive advances in cancer research have taken place over the past few decades thanks to the work of researchers around the world. Tonight we discuss current and future techniques for tackling one of medicine's most complex problems.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Artificial intelligence: the future for cancer research?

Dr Edward Law (Northern Institute for Cancer Research)
Artificial intelligence (AI) has changed the way we live. From automated facial recognition on Facebook to predicting what films you will like on Netflix: we all interact with AI on a daily basis. Now, AI is moving into cancer research, diagnosis and even treatment. As our understanding of cancer grows ever more complex, AI will become an essential tool in order to maintain progress. But what exactly is AI? What are the benefits, what are the challenges, and what ethical issues must we face?
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Technology to investigate lymphoma: past, present and future

Dr Peixun Zhou (Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University)
Technological advances have shaped the way we research and treat cancer. This talk will give a whistle-stop tour on the different types of technology our lab uses to research a blood cancer known as lymphoma. Come and learn about how we detect errors in patient DNA and what this could potentially mean for the future of lymphoma treatment.
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