Final Talk in the “Great Talks at Medway”

This is the last in the current series of talks by the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich at Medway and is titled “The latest breakthrough in cancer research” and is presented by Dr Lauren Pecorino.  It takes place on Wednesday 13th March 2019at 6 pm.

Immunotherapy is here to stay.  Not only that it has joined the ranks with other standards of care such as chemotherapy and radiation but its use for different types of cancer are growing at a rapid rate.  There is good news of unprecedented long-term effects – it we dare say “cures”.  However, these treatments are not without risk of side effects that need to be managed. Go along to hear an update about immunotherapies , the most promising treatments for cancer.

Lauren Pecorino received her PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Cell and Development Biology.  She crossed the Atlantic to carry out a postdoctoral tenure at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.  Lauren is Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich.  It is here that she developed and teaches a course called Cancer Biology and Therapeutics.  The teaching of this course motivated her to write a textbook called “The Molecular Biology of Cancer”, published by Oxford University Press – now in its fourth edition and translated into six languages.  She also wrote a book about the progress and science of cancer for the public, called “Why Millions Survive Cancer: the successes of science.”  She hopes that her writing will inspire the next generation of cancer researchers and give a new perspective to others that will make a difference to their life.

This talk will be held in the Wardroom, Pembroke Building on the Medway Campus at Chatham Maritime.  The talks will start at 6 pm followed by light refreshments.  There is free parking on campus after 5 pm arrival.

As these talks are always popular admission is by registration only and places are allocated on a first-come, first served basis.  To register for a place call 01634 883495 or you can email:  .

For more information about the Faculty of Engineering and Science go to the website.

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