Public invited to a behind-the-scenes look at cancer research

Posted on: 25 September 2017

Details: Free public symposium: “Cancer Research Frontiers”

Date: Friday, September 29th, 16.00 to 18.30pm

Venue: Stanley Quek Lecture Theatre, Level -1, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152-160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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Members of the public are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the amazing research work taking place in Trinity College Dublin at a special public symposium on cancer research frontiers at Trinity on Friday 29th September. The event has been organised as part of the third annual Cancer Week Ireland.

Kicking off with talks by some of Trinity’s top cancer researchers on the latest developments in cancer research and potential outcomes for patients, the event will then take the public into the lab to see how the researchers actually do their work. It’s a rare opportunity for people to get up close and personal with some of the scientists behind recent research headlines, and most importantly, the people working at transforming cancer treatment and diagnosis.

Among the speakers will be Dr David Finlay who recently had his amazing work on natural killer cells versus cancer published in Nature Immunology.

The programme includes:

  • Liver Anti-Tumour Immune Cells: Professor Cliona O'Farrelly, Professor of Comparative Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute
  • Exosomes: our Friends or Foes in Cancer?: Professor Lorraine O’Driscoll, Professor in Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Natural Killer Cells vs Cancer: Dr David Finlay, School of Biochemistry and Immunology and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Exercise Rehabilitation in Cancer: Supporting Patients throughout their Cancer Journey: Dr Emer Guinan, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
  • Swallowing Difficulties in Cancer: Ciaran Kenny, Research Fellow, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin; Academic Department of Palliative Medicine, Education & Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services

The symposium is supported by AbbVie and Novartis.

Cancer Week Ireland 2017 takes place from Monday, 25th September to Sunday, 1st October. Initiated by the Irish Cancer Society and Trinity College Dublin, Cancer Week Ireland wants to start a national conversation about cancer. It is about getting everyone engaged in the issue of cancer and how we can prevent it, spot it earlier, improve treatment, and survive and thrive afterwards. More information is available at

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