Oncology

Term 1 for MedSoc Oncology

By January 25, 2016 No Comments

Our first term kicked off with the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”, held to raise funds in support of MacMillan Cancer Care.  The event was a success, raising approximately £190, 75% more than last year’s inaugural bake sale.  Our subcommittee got together to bake a number of cakes and to tend the store, and this served as a good team building activity.

 

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The flagship event this term has been our talk entitled “Immunotherapy: A Shining Beacon in the War Against Cancer”.  We had the pleasure of hearing from Dr Sergio Quezada, one of the leading authorities on immunotherapy at the UCL Cancer Institute.  This fascinating talk saw a turnout of about 70, a testament to the significance and promise of immunotherapy for cancer.Dr Quezada

 

It’s been a great term! All of us in the Oncology division look forward to seeing you at our future events.

Author Oncology

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, especially in the developed world. As a disease of aging and affluence, it is likely to grow in significance in the coming years, burdening healthcare services all around the world. Through organising a cornucopia of engaging events throughout the course of the academic year, our society hopes to inform students about this major disease, and inspire them to join in the war against cancer.

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