Tuesday 24 April 2018

Experts to lay cancer bare at NUI Galway

The event is entirely free
The event is entirely free
Caroline Crawford

Caroline Crawford

A public lecture on cancer which hopes to break down the illness for the public will hear from a range of experts.

The event, taking place at NUI Galway this evening will include a talk from oncologist Dr Paul Donnellan who set up the Something to Sing About choir for cancer survivors.

It will also hear from Prof Michael O'Dwyer on the new approaches to blood cancers, Prof Michael Kerins on breast cancer, Prof Frank Sullivan on prostate cancer and Prof Noel Lowndes.

Grace McCormack who is organising the event said it will feature short snappy talks aimed at the public.

"They will all speak for 15 to 20 minutes and it will be very accessible. It's all about bringing the research and the university out to the public," she said. The talks will look at what cancer is, how it affects us, state-of-the-art treatments, developing therapies and other research in the area.

"It is all free and just about raising awareness among the public.

"We have really high calibre speakers and we want the public to come along and ask them whatever questions they may have," said Ms McCormack

The event will also include poster presentations by up to 60 students who are working on cutting edge cancer research.

"These are the next generation of researchers and their work might well represent the next big cure," she added.

The event is entirely free with the public lecture taking place in the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI, Galway at 7pm tonight.

A Shave or Dye event for charity will take place on campus today.

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