Why is cancer so difficult? Understanding and measuring variability

Speaker: Martin Christlieb, University of Oxford, UK


Room: M1

How is it that cancer still resists us? There are a number of answers to this question, but many of them come down to variability. It is increasingly clear that cancer therapies must be tailored to the individual. In this session we will look at the sources of variability and understand the ways in which we may be able to measure what is going on and how that will impact treatment. The session will be informal with opportunities for discussion and involvement. The session will assume no prior knowledge and is suitable for anyone with an interest in knowing our enemy better.