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Personalised Medicine

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25
May

| Doors Open: 6.30pm; Event 7.00-9.30pm | First floor, not a...

NOVI 12 Regent Street,
Cambridge CB2 1DB


Innovations in medicine are increasingly focused on tailoring treatment to the individual patient. This approach is called personalized medicine and if you want to find out more about how Cambridge`s pharmaceutical industry and academics are fostering this fast-advancing field join us on the 25th of May at NOVI.

OBCambridgeWed1b

Personalised Healthcare and Biomarkers

Personalised healthcare is about matching medicines to the patients most likely to benefit from them. Not everyone responds to medicine in the same way. We work to either discover, or use existing biomarkers to determine, whether a medicine is likely to help an individual. I will explain how we approach the challenge and share some successful examples.

OBCambridgeWed2a

Checkpoints and Cancer Revealed

Cancer cells exploit immune-system checkpoints or safety switches that normally prevent the immune system unleashing an aggressive response against the body's own cells. New therapies, known, as checkpoint inhibitors, restore the immune system's ability to detect and destroy cancerous cells. I will describe key checkpoints, new therapies developed to target them and some of the challenges that still exist, most notably the effective selection of patients likely to benefit from these new and effective therapies.

OBCambridgeWed3

Informed consent: Exploring the Boundaries

The Human Genome Project took $3 billion and 10 years to complete. We can now sequence a human genome for just over $1000 in a matter of days. This offers amazing possibilities for healthcare; personalized medicine, new cancer treatments and the diagnosis of rare disease. Currently the principle of informed consent is central when patients undergo genetic testing in the hospital. However, when someone is being tested for potentially thousands of genes, I ask: is informed consent possible?

25
May

| Doors Open: 6.30pm; Event 7.00-9.30pm | First floor, not a...

NOVI 12 Regent Street,
Cambridge CB2 1DB


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