Other Newcastle events

The Evolution of Cancer Research

No step-free access to the venue and the function room. There is a mobile ramp for accessibility.
Over 18s only.
Past event - 2022
11 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Town Wall, Pink Lane,
Newcastle NE1 5HX
2022 celebrates 40 years of Cancer Research at Newcastle University. Have you wondered how our understanding of this complex umbrella of disease works and how different therapies have developed from our improved understanding? Join us to find out more about the research conducted in our city!

Translating research to clinical practice: Understanding prostate cancer diagnosis

Gerald Hysenaj (Research Manager at GlycoScoreDX)
More than 1 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) annually, worldwide. First-line screening tests for 'prostate-specific antigen' (PSA) in blood but it has a low diagnostic accuracy so patients will unnecessarily undergo a prostate biopsy which can be expensive and can cause side effects such as incontinence, impotence, and infections. We have discovered a novel blood test for accurately diagnosing PCa and drastically reducing unnecessary biopsies. We’ll also discuss current challenges in the clinical practice of PCa diagnosis and the difficulty of translating research findings.

The Goldilocks approach to childhood cancer treatment

Dr Debbie Hicks (Research Fellow of Molecular Cancer Survivorship)
How do we decide how much cancer treatment is just enough, given the complexity that exists between cancer types and even between individual tumours? Dr. Debbie Hicks will host an interactive demonstration of the Goldilocks approach in action, applied to childhood brain tumour treatment. We will learn about how the biology of tumours is used to match patients to appropriate treatment groups to ensure the right treatment is given, at the right dose, at the right time.

Other The Town Wall events

2022-05-09 Are microbes and metals the future of medicine? The Town Wall Pink Lane, Newcastle, NE1 5HX, United Kingdom
2022-05-10 An insight into the future of Drug Discovery The Town Wall Pink Lane, Newcastle, NE1 5HX, United Kingdom