Birmingham Cancer Showcase

Category
Medical and Dental Sciences
Date(s)
Wednesday 10th April 2013 (15:30-19:30)
Contact

Book your place online in advance at www.birmingham.ac.uk/cancershowcase  

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Description

Find out how we’re fighting cancer in Birmingham at our Birmingham Cancer Showcase, taking place on Wednesday 10th April.

This free event gives visitors the chance to chat to our cancer research scientists and doctors, to understand more about how discoveries are being taken from the lab into treatments designed to benefit cancer patients. Come “behind the scenes” in our laboratories and tissue bank, with the chance to actually look at cancer cells under the microscope and have a go at being a scientist.

There will be a range of short talks on many interesting cancer topics (all aimed at a lay audience), with local experts on hand to answer any questions. Learn more about the science behind the research with hands-on demonstrations and games, and try analysing tumour samples online.

In addition, Cancer Research UK nurses will share information on steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of cancer, with plenty of materials to take away.

Who is this event for?

Anyone who has an interest in learning more about cancer and our progress in Birmingham. The event is free, but we do ask that you book your place online in advance at www.birmingham.ac.uk/cancershowcase  

The content of talks and activities is pitched for a ‘lay’ audience, with opportunities to ask more detailed questions of the cancer researchers and doctors during the event.

Younger visitors are welcome, but under 16s are not permitted into the laboratory areas or tissue bank.