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Science Week: Can cancer be stopped?

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Science Week: Can cancer be stopped?

Can cancer be stopped? with Dr Salvador Macip, University of Leicester

Audience: general public

We all are aware that cancer is one of the most important diseases that we face nowadays. It is very frequent and still mortal in around half of the cases. But what is cancer, really? Where does it come from? What makes so powerful? Why are we so interested in studying the genome of cancers? And most importantly: can it be stopped? Is there a way we will eventually win the battle against it? We will talk about the secrets that are hidden in the genes of cancer cells and how we can use this information to find new ways to control them.

Admission: Free but pre-book necessary

Contact: Eleanor Reade on 051 302037 or email [email protected]

About Science Week

Science Week runs from 8-15 November. Waterford Institute of Technology’s Calmast (Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology) organises the Robert Boyle Science Festival and is a regional partner of Science Foundation Ireland’s in Science Week.

It is responsible for 50 events taking place in Waterford, Lismore, Dungarvan, Clonmel and New Ross. The Robert Boyle Science Week is the South East’s contribution to Science Week in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland

WIT lecturers and researchers will be joined by international presenters bringing a wide range of events to the region from workshops on electronics, computing, chemistry and much more for younger audiences, to lectures on personal medicine and the role of nutrition in age related macular degeneration.