The Birmingham Cancer Showcase took place on Wednesday 10 April 2013, and visitors attended the Medical School to find out more about how we are fighting cancer in Birmingham.
The event comprised of exhibition stands, taster talks in two lecture theatres, ongoing tours of the labs and tissue bank, drop-in workshops and an interactive ‘Dragons’ Den’ session, all designed to showcase the breadth of cancer research taking place in Birmingham.
302 visitors attended the event – a mixture of Cancer Research UK supporters, University staff and alumni, local 6th form students, local cancer patients and interested members of the public. Feedback was incredibly positive, with comments including:
- “Proud to know that my city is playing an important part in this field of research.”
- “As a cancer survivor myself, it was very informative, especially to hear about the new trials and treatments in the pipeline.”
- “How fortunate we are to have such dedicated scientists working for Cancer Research UK. I now feel a renewed energy to fundraise for this wonderful research.”
More detail about the event can be seen at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/cancer-showcase, and you can see a video of the event here.