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Advances in Breast Cancer: From Molecular Science to Patients in the Clinic

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  • UserProf Anees Chagpar, Prof Carlos Caldas
  • ClockSaturday 06 February 2021, 16:00-17:30
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Date: Saturday 06 February 2021 Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm (GMT)

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Join the Cambridge University Scientific Society and Pink Week Cambridge in this scientific event to learn more about the science and medicine behind breast cancer. We are honoured to have two esteemed speakers – Prof Anees Chagpar and Prof Carlos Caldas – to share about the recent advances in breast cancer and join us in a panel discussion to discuss about the future of breast cancer treatment.

Our first speaker is Prof Anees Chagpar, who is Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. She will talk about how breast cancer treatment (particular surgery) has advanced over the past several decades, and how it might change in the future.

Prof Carlos Caldas, our second speaker, is the Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Group Leader of the Breast Cancer Functional Genomics Laboratory at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. He will share about his work defining the molecular taxonomy of breast cancer, and its clinical implications.

Prof Anees Chagpar:

Professor Anees Chagpar is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. Following completion of her residency and fellowship, she joined the University of Louisville as Assistant Professor of Surgery, rising rapidly to Associate Professor with tenure and Academic Advisory Dean. She built the first nationally accredited Breast Center in Kentucky at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, before being recruited to Yale in 2010 where she led the effort for Yale to become the first National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Northeast to have a nationally accredited breast center. Professor Chagpar will be talking about how breast cancer treatment (particularly surgery) has changed over the past several decades, and how it might change in the future. She will also cover landmark clinical trials, and how these have shaped what clinicians do.

Prof Carlos Caldas:

Professor Carlos Caldas is a Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and Senior Group Leader of the Breast Cancer Functional Genomics Laboratory at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Medical Sciences, Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences, and EMBO Member. He has published over 400 manuscripts, including Nature, Cell, New England Journal of Medicine and many more. His laboratory defined the molecular taxonomy of breast cancer, revealing novel subtypes and their respective drivers. He showed that this new breast cancer classification determines the clinical trajectories of patients, including their risk for late relapse. Professor Caldas will talk about his research focus on the functional genomics of breast cancer, and its biological and clinical implications.

This talk is part of the SciSoc – Cambridge University Scientific Society series.

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