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Future Medicine: Stem Cells and Cancer webinar

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Meet the scientists working at the forefront of cancer research and find out.

  • What kinds of cancer can be treated with stem cell transplants?
  • How is umbilical cord blood used to treat some types of cancer?
  • How is stem cell science changing our understanding of how cells go rogue, leading to conditions like skin cancer or leukaemia?
  • What can we reasonably hope for in the future?

The panel of researchers and clinicians available to answer your questions are working on:

  • the use of cord blood for cellular therapies for the treatment of cancer, leukaemia and other disorders: Associate Professor Ngaire Elwood, Director of the BMDI Cord Blood Bank and Head of the Cord Blood Stem Cell Research Laboratory at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne and a Foundation director
  • how blood stem cells are controlled, and how they sometime go rogue, leading to blood cancers: Dr Ashley Ng, senior research officer at WEHI, and consultant in haematology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre.
  • melanoma and other skin cancers: Professor , Director of Oncology at Alfred Health, a Professor of Oncology at Monash University, Co-Director of the Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium, and Chair of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials Ltd.

Moderated by Tanya Ha, Director of Engagement at Science in Public, where she has looked after communication for the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, among other clients, for 10 years. She is also an award-winning science journalist, television presenter, author, speaker and sustainable living advocate.

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Presented by the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.