21st Century Medicine: Curing Cancer: Are we nearly there yet?

26 September 2012

Roger Reddel
Roger Reddel

US President Richard Nixon said in his 1971 State of the Union address "I will also ask for an appropriation of an extra $100 million to launch an intensive campaign to find a cure for cancer, and I will ask later for whatever additional funds can effectively be used. The time has come in America when the same kind of concentrated effort that split the atom and took man to the moon should be turned toward conquering this dread disease. Let us make a total national commitment to achieve this goal." Despite a huge effort in the US and in many countries throughout the world ever since that time, that goal remains elusive. How much longer will it take? In this public lecture, Professor Roger Reddel will describe some of the advances that have been made in understanding and treating cancer, and what still needs to be done.

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location: Law School Lecture Theatre 101

Cost: Free but booking is essential

Contact: Sydney Ideas

Phone: 9351 2943

Email: 090d0f3e53337c5f2200181f70143a2f001f214822075a7b0c2f74

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