The evolutionary origins of cancer metastasis
Colin Goding, Professor of Oncology, Director of Oxford Stem Cell Institute
The incidence of cancer is rising as the population ages and at present around half of patients diagnosed die from the disease. The primary cause of cancer death is metastases, when the disease spreads beyond its site of origin to other parts of the body. Understanding the process of how and why cancer spreads is critical to the development of more effective anti-cancer therapies. While a substantial armour of research has been focussed on how cancer spreads, less attention has been given to the reason why. Here Professor Goding will discuss evidence that cancer metastasis has a surprising but simple evolutionary origin that gives new opportunities for developing effective anti-cancer treatments.
Friday 27 May 2016
19:00 – 20:00
UF Hall Sanbancho UF Building 1F, 6-3 Sanbancho Chiyoda ku, Tokyo
This presentation is free of charge and will be delivered in English.
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20:00 – 21:30
Salud, 1F, 3-10 Sanbancho, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo JPY 3,000 (payable on the door)
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