Sydney Ideas - Melanoma Up Close
Co-presented by the Sydney Cancer Research Network
Location:Law School Foyer Level 2, Sydney Law School Eastern Avenue The University of Sydney
Melanoma is known throughout Australia, however, it is only when our family or ourselves are directly impacted that we realise the seriousness of this type of skin cancer.
Join Professor Graham Mann and Associate Professor Georgina Long in conversation as they explain firsthand the science behind the latest immunotherapy treatment for melanoma which has been heralded as "the most important development in the treatment of this disease ever and a landmark in terms of cancer treatment in general". This innovative treatment has seen life-expectancy rates triple and has made waves in the science and medical worlds.
Professor Mann and Associate Professor Long will also provide details of the University of Sydney's world-class melanoma program. This includes the Melanoma Research Database - containing information on over 40,000 patients' melanomas - and the ambitious Melanoma Genome Project that is mapping the entire genome of 500 melanomas.
Professor Graham Mann, Professor of Medicine, Sydney Medical School Westmead Clinical School and Co-Director, Centre for Cancer Research, Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research.
Associate Professor Georgina Long, Associate Professor of Melanoma Biology and Translational Research, Sydney Medical School, Central Clinical School.
Cost:Free and open to all with online registration requested
Contact:Sydney Ideas [email protected]
phone 9351 2943