Marking World Cancer Day, this event presents an opportunity to review the advances made in cancer research and cancer care over the last 20 years and discuss the vision for collaborative cancer research going forward.
Professor Chris Scott, Director, Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen’s University Belfast will give a brief introduction to the Centre and the research taking place.
Professor Mark Lawler, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chair in Translational Cancer Genomics, Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen’s University Belfast, will give a short presentation entitled, ‘Time for an All-Island Cancer Moonshot?’
A panel discussion on cancer research will follow, chaired by Professor Emma Flynn, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, Queen’s University Belfast. Participating will be:
- Dr William Dahut, Clinical Director, National Cancer Institute, USA.
- Professor Liam Gallagher, Director, Conway Institute for Biomolecular Research, University College Dublin.
- Dr Ruth Barrington, Board Member, Cancer Trials Ireland .
- Paula Bradshaw MLA, Chair of the All-Party Group on Cancer, Northern Ireland Assembly, will make a Pre-Recorded contribution.
Margaret Hearty, Designated Officer and Director of Business Services at InterTradeIreland will close the event.