Cancer Awareness talk

lab2Part of the University Wellbeing and Engagement Group’s calendar of health and wellbeing activities (the theme for April is ‘cancer awareness and prevention’), Dr Paul Reynolds (School of Medicine) delivered a talk on cancer research at the University followed by a lab tour.  Since 1 in 2 of us will get some form of cancer during our lifetimes, the cancer awareness campaign is a reminder that we can all reduce our risk by making healthy lifestyle choices.  Dr Reynolds described some of the facts and figures about cancer and that >40% of cancer in the UK is linked to lifestyle and environmental risk factors.  lab1a

There was an overview describing the process of conducting clinical trials – how new medicines become treatments available for patients – and then information on some of the cancer/ pathology projects in the Systems Pathology labs at the School of Medicine.lab3