Science Cafe: "Advances in Cancer Research"

The Swansea Science Cafe offers opportunities to find out more about new, exciting and topical areas of science in an informal and entertaining way.

Title: Advances in Cancer Research

Speaker: Dr Lee Campbell (Cancer Research Wales)

Date: Wednesday 28th September

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: National Waterfront Museum, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD.

Admission: Free, all welcome

In this talk the latest innovations being developed for the treatment and detection of cancer, including advancements in medical imaging and radiotherapy will be discussed, and how scientists in Wales are harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer. There will also be an exploration of how genetics are being used to individualise cancer therapy and the role that cancer stem cells play in making cancers more aggressive. Talks and displays will also demonstrate how research is improving early cancer diagnosis, and much more.

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About Science Cafe Wales

Each month, a leading expert in their field will give a brief introductory talk followed by a friendly informal chat. You can sit back, relax with a drink and listen or get involved in the discussion and debate. The Science Café organisers are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.

Science Café Wales are held in casual settings in Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor. They are informal and accessible and entrance is entirely free. They usually start with a short talk from the speaker, usually a scientist or writer, followed by a quick break and then an hour or so of discussion afterwards.

Previous topics have included dark matter, the common cold, Dr Who, the Big Bang and alternative therapies.

The first Cafes Scientifiques in the UK were held in Leeds in 1998. From there cafés gradually spread across the country.

Currently, some 40 or so cafés meet regularly to hear scientists or writers on science talk about their work and discuss it with diverse audiences.