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Women’s health: cancer cures and contraception

Please note that this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 19:00
event 19:30-21:30
Tiny Rebel, 25 Westgate Street,
Cardiff CF101DD
We need to do better with women’s health. Come along to hear about the research being undertaken right here in Cardiff that is helping women across the globe. In the first part you’ll hear about how an incredible new drug that treats ovarian cancer is poised to join the arsenal of cancer treatments on the NHS. Then hear how research will empower women in Africa to take control of their bodies by getting the contraceptive patch delivered through the subtle technology of microneedles. This project could revolutionise the way we approach family planning across the world.

A New Drug for Ovarian Cancer: 20 Years of drug development in 20 Minutes.

Dr Alex White (Lecturer)
Why does it take so long for newly discovered drugs to reach patients? A co-inventor of rucaparib, a new drug for ovarian cancer licenced in June 2018, will describe the discovery process that started in 1993. The talk will describe how an initial idea is developed into a medicine for patient use. Not only is science important in drug discovery but also intellectual property law, funding and extensive clinical trials. It is estimated that only 1 in 5000 drug candidates discovered in a research laboratory eventually gain a licence. This talk will describe the highs and lows of one example.

What women want: Creating new family planning methods for women in Africa

Dr Louise Hughes (Senior Lecturer)
Professor James Birchall (Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Come and learn about an exciting new project which could revolutionalise the way contraceptives are used. We are creating a new contraceptive patch using ‘microneedle’ technology. But before we can develop the patch we needed to learn more about family planning methods and cultures in countries where access to medicines and healthcare services can be severely limited. We will show how our challenging yet fun visits to Uganda and The Gambia have captured ‘end user' feedback which will drive the science to deliver a new family planning solution to meet the needs of those who need it most.

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