Medicine and Health

Cancer Conference - A Multidisciplinary Challenge

A conference on the multi-disclipinary approach to cancer research - delivered in an accessible format for non-experts. Keynote talk at 4pm by Prof. Fergus Couch - a world leading authority on Breast Cancer Genetics

9am-Welcome address by Mr Brandon Malone (UCC Pharmacy Society) 9.05am-Conference opening by Prof Patrick O’Shea (UCC President) 9.15am-Autophagy in Cancer: Digesting the problem! Dr Sharon McKenna (Cork Cancer Research Centre, UCC) 9.45am-Cancer-associated malnutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia: impact on treatment outcomes & quality of life Dr Aoife Ryan (School of Food & Nutritional Sciences) 10.15am-Application of electroporation as an aid for Pancreatic cancer drug delivery Dr Philana Fernandes (Cork Cancer Research Centre, UCC) 10.35am-How Synthetic Biology will revolutionize cancer medicine Dr Mark Tangney (Cork Cancer Research Centre, UCC) Tea break 11.30am-Blocking DNA synthesis before it begins: a novel therapeutic strategy – Dr Mike Rainey (NUI Galway) 12.noon-Targeting transcription in breast cancer – Dr Darran O’Connor (School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons) 12.30pm-The Pathologist and Cancer Research– Dr Cynthia Heffron (Consultant pathologist, CUH) Lunch Break 2pm-Integrating clinical trials into daily practice – Dr Brian Bird (Bon Secours Oncology, Cork) 2.30pm-An innovative cyclodextrin- based delivery platform for RNAi therapeutics Prof Caitriona O’Driscoll (School of Pharmacy, UCC) 3.00pm-Cancer Research to impact cancer care – Orla Dolan (Breakthrough Cancer Research) 3.20pm-Cork Cancer support services – ARC House Tea break Keynote address by UCC Biochemistry Graduate 4.00pm-Professor Fergus Couch (Mayo Clinic, USA) Recent Recipient of the American Association for Cancer Research Award on Decoding Breast Cancer Predisposition Genes Closing address Ms Kayla Maher & Ms Karen O’Sullivan (UCC Cancer Society)

Category: Conferences: Medicine and Health
Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Devere Hall
Target Audience: Students, Educators, Researchers, Practitioners
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Brandon Malone
086 8131616

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