Monday Lunch Live with Professor Rachel Ankeny

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 7 Lecture Theatres

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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VCCC MONDAY LUNCH LIVE

Hype, hope, and cancer research: recognising values to further public understanding of emerging technologies

Popular media and scientific fora are abuzz with news of new clinical techniques, particularly genomic technologies that can provide more targeted approaches to cancer treatment.

In this complex area of ethical and scientific development, there is much evidence about the importance of engaging the public before these techniques become even more well-established, to minimise the risk of misinformation and manage expectations.

Join us for the first Monday Lunch Live event for 2020 and hear from Professor Rachel Ankeny as she presents on a range of issues associated with the public understanding of genomic technologies. She will focus on the potential ethical conflicts of these technologies and the need to learn lessons from past mistakes to anticipate and respond to public reaction in a thoughtful and productive manner.

This thought-provoking presentation should interest to anyone who engages with patients facing treatment decisions but also with those working in research settings considering how to prioritise and promote novel approaches to cancer and disease.

Monday 17 February 2020

VCCC Building, Level 7 Lecture Theatres

Light lunch served from 12.30pm

Presentation: 1-2pm

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 7 Lecture Theatres

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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