Other Norwich events

Conquering Cancer: Personalised Drugs and Bugs

This event takes place in an accessible venue with step free access.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors: 7pm
Start: 7.30pm
End: 9.30pm
The Yard Coffee, 1A, Pivotal House, Red Lion St,
Norwich NR1 3TB
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Embark on a compelling journey into the forefront of cancer research and treatment whilst we explore groundbreaking approaches that are revolutionizing our understanding of cancer and transforming the landscape of oncology. Join us on for an evening of inspiration and hope as we delve into the cutting-edge science and innovative strategies that are driving progress in the battle against cancer.

How naturally occurring infant bacteria can treat cancer

Chris Price (he/him) (Research Scientist)
The microorganisms which live in the human gut regulate health. They programme the immune system, nervous system, and our energy production. Our latest research is revealing an astonishing secret, that gut bacteria from infants can use the immune system to treat diseases (including cancer). I will talk about why you should care about gut bacteria, and explain how bacteria from infants could generate the next wave of cancer drugs.

Drug Detectives: Finding New Treatments for Cancer

Dr Emily Hobson (Lecturer in Cell Biology and Immunology)
In the battle against cancer, scientists are always looking to unveil new clues to develop better cancer treatments. But how do we develop treatments for a disease so complex, and is there ever going to be a cure for all cancers? From classical chemotherapies to immunotherapies, discover how science continues to reshape the landscape of cancer treatment.

Growing miniature organs and tumours to personalise medicine for bowel cancer

Sean Tattan (PhD Student)
Bowel cancer in the UK causes ~16,800 deaths per year. Cancer is caused by damage to DNA known as mutations. Each patient has a unique combination of mutations, and these differences underpin the varying responses to standard ‘one-size-fits-all’ chemotherapy. This calls for tailoring chemotherapy based on the patient’s mutations. To address this challenge, the laboratory grows miniature organs and tumours from patient tissue. These models allow us to identify mutations, predict effective drugs, and validate those predictions on patient tissue: thereby personalising medicine for bowel cancer.
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Other The Yard Coffee events

2024-05-13 Cells of Life: Blood, Babies and Beyond The Yard Coffee 1A, Pivotal House, Red Lion St, Norwich, NR1 3TB, United Kingdom
2024-05-15 Microbial Matters: Resistance, Gut Health and Food The Yard Coffee 1A, Pivotal House, Red Lion St, Norwich, NR1 3TB, United Kingdom