I am Professor David Bates, head of the new Centre for Cancer Sciences at Nottingham University. We are training the next generation of cancer researchers with the world's first bespoke undergraduate (BSc and MSci) degrees in Cancer Sciences. Ask ...
Our new cancer sciences centre, opening in 2019, will be bringing together new and existing researchers in many cancers including: breast, colon, esophageal, bile duct, blood, prostate, lung, and children's brain cancers. Our research focuses on how cancers interact with their host environment including the immune system, blood vessels, stroma, radiation, hypoxia, carcinogens (including cigarette smoke) and things that change cancer cells' DNA. Our new course will teach students to understand how cancers form, how we respond to them, and how new treatments, diagnosis and imaging are developed. We will train them in laboratory biomedical sciences, clinical trials, public policy, and the other aspects that go into understanding how new better treatments for cancer are brought about. If you have any questions about the course, our research or anything else related to cancer science, ask us anything!
EDIT: Wow - that was a fantastic session. Keep your questions coming in, I'll try and address what I can over the bank holiday. Thanks everyone Dave