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Tiny tumours and the fight against cancer

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

Overview

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

Fluorescent staining of cancer organoid models. Credit: Hayley Francies, Wellcome Sanger Institute.

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 Wellcome Sanger Institute 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 for our talks is first-come, first-served. Please ensure you arrive early for talks as we can get busy at the weekends and you may need to queue to get into the building.

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