Tuesday 15 July 2014 9:08am
A recording from the Winter Lecture Series Cancer: Divide and conquer by Professor Parry Guilford, is now available.
Professor Parry Guilford, Director of CTCR, presented Cancer: Divide and conquer as part of the University of Otago Winter Lecture Series, on both 9 and 10 July 2014, in Wellington and Auckland respectively.
Professor Guilford described how cancer behaves as a disease, and the new genomic technologies that are beginning to transform the treatment of cancer.
- Cancer is ubiquitous and age-old
- Causes of cancer
- What are the differences between cancer cells and normal cells
- What mechanisms (signalling pathways) enable cancer cells
- How can a benign growth become cancerous, and invasive, and in what sort of timeframe
- Why cancer is so hard to beat, but what we know now (tumour clonality)
- The value of your genetic profile in determining best treatment (personalised medicine)
- Cancer survivorship trends
- New directions for treatment; what diagnostic tools and approaches are most promising
This lecture was one of a series of free public lectures to hear leading Otago thinkers.
Cancer: Divide and conquer watch it on YouTube (lecture 35 mins, plus question time of 12 mins)