College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Let's Talk About Health: Breast cancer - the advent of personalised medicine

Most people associate breast cancer with women. However, men can also be affected. Currently, 1 in 8 women in the UK will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime. Huge steps have been made in understanding some of the complexities underpinning this disease and developing increasingly effective treatment strategies. This started here in Scotland, with Beatson’s discovery that in some women, removal of the ovaries can shrink tumours. Join us to hear about some of the key advances that have led to over 85% of women now living more than 5 years after diagnosis of breast cancer. We will explore exciting research aimed at developing new treatment strategies, that are personalised to the individual patient’s cancer, to maximise treatment effectiveness and limit unpleasant side-effects.     

Speakers

Dr Helen Creedon, and Professor Val Brunton, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh

Researcher and microscope at IGMM
Feb 15 2017 -

Let's Talk About Health: Breast cancer - the advent of personalised medicine

Join us to hear about some of the key advances that have led to over 85% of women now living more than 5 years after diagnosis of breast cancer.

Queen's Medical Research Institute
47 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh
EH16 4TJ GB