Thomas R. Cox, July 2017
Last week I had the pleasure of being part of an exciting expert panel discussion for the Pathfinders inaugural Cancer Research Revolution Forum which was held at the Westpac Conference Centre in Sydney.
The panel included Assoc. Prof. Kerrie McDonald – Chair of the Cure Brain Cancer Neuro-oncology Group, Lowy Cancer Research Centre; Dr Darren Saunders – Senior Lecturer and Lab Head, School of Medical Sciences, University of NSW; Ben Bravery – Science communicator, medical student and patient advocate; as well as myself.
The discussion was chaired by SBS Television journalist Sana Qadar.
Each of the panel gave a short talk on topics ranging from Personalising treatment for Glioblastoma patients, Cancer in the Genomic Era, Living with Cancer and The Extracellular Matrix in Cancer. This was then followed by an exciting Q&A audience discussion on how new research approaches are changing the direction of science and leading us closer to finding a cure for cancer.
If you would like to listen again to the presentations and view the slides you can do so using the links below:
More information on the event, and Pathfinders future events, as well as photos from the evening can be found here
Pathfinders is a collective giving group who pool donations to support early-stage cancer research projects. Their goal is to kick-start the research process by providing seed funding to help scientists take concepts into the lab to evaluate them and create novel research pathways.
You can find out more about Pathfinders and getting involved here