Global Health Forum: What causes cancer?

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 15:00
Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

Join us on Thursday 16th November for the return of our monthly Global Health Forum with a focus this month on ‘What causes cancer?'.

IGHI’s monthly Global Health Forum provides a platform to bring together Imperial researchers, students, and staff from across all of Imperial’s Faculties to highlight, discuss and disseminate findings on current research and innovations on relevant global health topics. The Forums encourage interdisciplinary discussions with the intention that they will foster inter-Faculty research initiatives and leverage the immense strengths of Imperial College to resolve global health priorities of the early 21st Century.

The causes of cancer

Cancer is formed when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way.  There are currently over 200 different types of cancer and in 2012, there were 14.1 million people diagnosed with an estimated 8.2 million of those people who died from the disease worldwide.

More than half of these deaths globally occurred in low and middle income countries. 

Our Forum will examine the links between cancer and our diets, gender, lifestyle and socio-economic status.

Speakers include: 

  • Professor Paolo Vineis, Chair in Environmental Epidemiology, School of Public Health ‘Socio-economic status, ageing and cancer’.
  • David Muller – Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics , School of Public Health ‘Variability of Sex Disparities in Cancer Incidence over 30 Years: The Striking Case of Kidney Cancer'.
  • Dr Teresa Norat – Principal Research Fellow, School of Public Health ‘Cancer and diet: an update of WCRF meta-analyses’. 
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Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Medical School Building

St Mary’s Campus,Paddington London W2 1NY