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Hong Kong lecture

Professor Lawrence Young
The cancer revolution: from stem cells to personalized medicine


Monday 26th May 2014, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm
at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental,
15 Queen’s Road Central, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Lawrence Young is Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Warwick, and is internationally recognised for his work on the role of virus infection in the development of various tumours. Lawrence is listed amongst the World’s most cited scientists in the Institute for Scientific Information’s list of Highly Cited Researchers, and has an interest in the communication of science, particularly cancer research.

Lawrence’s lecture will explore the complex and dreaded disease of cancer with particular attention to the impact of the disease in the Hong Kong region. With over 200 different types and significant geographical variation, it is no wonder that understanding cancer has been a tortuous and challenging process. Beyond developing effective treatment strategies, the need for population screening and chronic cancer care must also be factored in to development of future cities, and healthcare planning. Over the last 20 years a combination of technological advances, breakthroughs in basic research and new clinical observations have provided insights into the underlying molecular variations that contribute to cancer development as well as revolutionizing the way that we detect and treat cancer.

We are delighted to host this event for Warwick’s alumni in Hong Kong and look forward to welcoming you. All University of Warwick alumni and friends in Hong Kong are invited to attend and you can book your place here or by contacting the Events team on +44 (0)24 7657 4036 or at events@warwick.ac.uk.