15 October 2018

International top researcher Peter Campbell visits BRIC on 23 October

Peter Campbell

On Tuesday 23 October 2018 Peter Campbell, Head of Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK visits Copenhagen to give two talks on cancer.

BRIC seminar in Lundbeck Auditorium

From 12:00-13:00 Campbell will give a seminar on "Somatic mutations in normal cells". The talk will take place in the Lundbeck Auditorium at the Biocenter. All are welcome. See details here

Read more about the research of Peter Campbell here.

Public lecture in the UCPH ceremonial hall

In the evening Peter Campbell will give a talk on "the war on cancer – version 2.0" in the Ceremonial Hall of the University. The event is part of the conversation series "What we know- what we can", which is organized in collaboration between UCPH, Politiken and the Carlsberg Foundation.

The war on cancer - version 2.0.

In East Africa many people are diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, in Romania it is kidney cancer and in the West it is intestinal cancer. Why, and how do we find the right treatment? The British scientist Peter Campbell will enlighten us on this difficult topic.

If we want to defeat cancer, Peter Campbell wants us to acknowledge two things: First of all: we need to treat all cancer patients with an individual and tailored treatment, where the the specific genetic nature of the cancerous growth is taken into account. To find the exact treatment that works in the individual instance is a huge detective work. But it is the way forward

Second of all we are getting more knowledgeable about the connections between developing specific forms of cancer and where we live. For example the romanians are more often diagnosed with kidney cancer, East Africans are more keen to cancer of the esophagus and in the West intestinal cancer is far more present than the rest of the world. The reasons are local conditions that we need to minutely map out if we want to prevent the terrible disease. Once again a big detective work.

About the event series

The purpose of the conversation series is to give a Danish audience the chance to encounter international research capacities.  During the events, the newest results from a broad range of research disciplines will be communicated and debated.

Time & Place

Tuesday 23 October 17-18:30 (the doors will open at 16:30)
Ceremonial Hall, University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads, Kbh K

Tickets for the event