Menzies Public Talk Series: Fighting Cancer


This free talk will highlight the diverse cancer research currenly being undertaken in Tasmania.

Start Date

23rd May 2012 5:30pm

End Date

23rd May 2012 6:30pm


Lecture Theatre, Medical Science 1, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

RSVP to Menzies reception on (03) 6226 7700


Professor Ray Lowenthal, Honorary Member, Menzies - Welcome and Introduction

Dr Kate Brettingham-Moore, School of Medicine and Honorary Fellow, Menzies - 'A new wave in personalised medicine'
Personalised medicine is now a reality for a number of cancer treatments. Dr Brettingham-Moore will discuss this and her research into uncovering predictors of response to radiotherapy.

Dr Stuart Ferguson, School of Pharmacy and Honorary Fellow, Menzies - 'Developments in giving up smoking'
Dr Ferguson's research is primarily in the area of health behaviours, in particular drug dependence. In this talk he will discuss recent research aimed at improving the likelihood that smokers can quit successfully, and how behavioural factors can impact on treatment outcome.

Associate Professor Greg Woods, Principle Research Fellow, Menzies -'How Tassie Devil research is helping us understand human cancer'
Associate Professor Woods will look at how research into the devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) can help human cancer in areas such as evolution of cancer, better diagnostic tests, identification of cancer causing genes, new treatments and whether a transmissible cancer could occur in humans.


All welcome to attend. Doors will be open from 5pm with tea, coffee, juice and biscuits available before the 5.30pm sharp start.