Tiny tumours and the fight against cancer

Can lab-grown mini-tumours help us to beat cancer?

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The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Sat 7th Jul, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Despite great progress in research in recent years, cancer still remains the second leading cause of death in the UK. Cutting edge techniques using ‘organoids’, three dimensional mini-tumours, are useful tools for investigating what drives the disease.

Join the Hayley Francies and Fiona Behan from the Wellcome Sanger Institute at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition to find out about the applications of organoids in research. Discover how they can be used to model drug responses in patients and to identify the genes essential for survival. Using these techniques, we are searching for vital clues to answer the fundamental question: what causes cancer?

Talk – admittance to Royal Society talks is first-come, first-served. Please ensure you arrive early for talks as it can get busy at the weekends and you may need to queue to get into the building.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Limited spaces, admittance based on venue capacity
  • Suitable for ages 14+
  • Travel and accessibility information – contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements

This event is part of the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition 2018

For all enquiries, please email exhibition@royalsociety.org