The future of cancer: where have we come from and where are we going?

A session at ThinkCon 2014

Saturday 15th March, 2014

11:00am to 12:00pm (GMT)

Cancer has always been with us, affecting our earliest ancestors and even the dinosaurs before them. Yet it’s only in the past hundred years that we’ve made any significant steps forward in understanding this complex group of diseases. And, arguably, it’s only in the past couple of decades that we’ve made any real progress in beating it.

Since the late 70s, the genetic revolution has completely changed the way we think about cancer, and how we approach diagnosing, treating and even preventing it. Advances in technology have made it possible to read the genetic code of tumours from thousands of patients, but how is all this information going to benefit patients? And what else can we do to prevent lives being cut short by cancer?

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Kat Arney

Science Information Manager at Cancer Research UK

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Time 11:00am12:00pm GMT

Date Sat 15th March 2014

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