POSTPONED - date of this event will be announced later
Title: When a Rat Got Cancer
Date: Wednesday 4 December
Venue: Studio B, Spazju Kreattiv
Speaker: Dr Analisse Cassar
The age-old question in the world of medicine is that of, how do we cure cancer? It is a known fact that 27% of all deaths in Malta are due to cancer but what if we could weaponize the immune system to kill tumours from the inside? When one a friend’s pet rats developed breast cancer, Prof. Schembri Wismayer and the team at University of Malta were inspired to test a cancer treatment that uses the body’s own immune response to fight tumours more effectively.
Dr Analisse Cassar of the University of Malta’s Faculty of Medicine and Surgery will discuss if this cancer vaccine could potentially be the key to making treatment cheaper and more accessible to cancer patients everywhere, and what the hurdles to conducting trials on animals and humans are.