Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Tailored Treatments Launch

New graphic novel and research about personalised cancer treatment

On the 19th February we held a launch event to celebrate the publication of the book Personalised Cancer Medicine and the graphic novel Tailored Treatments. 

Personalised Cancer Medicine outlines the research conducted by the Cancer and Society in the 21st Century project, funded by the Wellcome Trust. This collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow and the University of Leeds explored  how rapid developments in cancer research and care are changing what it’s like to be a cancer patient.

The research team worked with stroytelling experts Ziggy's Wish to produce a graphic novel, Tailored Treatments, about the work. They also ran a workshop where people affected by personalised cancer treatments were supported to create their own pieces of design to tell their own stories. This public engagement element was funded through a ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award.

To find out more, see the graphic novel, hear from the researchers and the workshop participants please see the Tailored Treatments website.

Image from the graphic novel showing three characters in conversation