Date of release: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dr PecorinoThe first national gathering of UK university cancer educators takes place at the University of Greenwich next week.

The event takes place on Wednesday 29 March (9.30am–4.30pm) at the Greenwich Campus. It has been organised by Dr Lauren Pecorino, renowned author of Molecular Biology of Cancer, the standard cancer biology textbook for students worldwide.

She says: "It is vital to ensure that the next generation of cancer researchers, doctors and healthcare workers are taught the most up-to-date knowledge about cancer. This needs to be done using effective teaching strategies that encourage independent thinking and lifelong learning.

"This event will enable cancer educators from universities, such as Imperial College London and Cambridge, to develop advanced techniques for the teaching of new breakthrough science. An example of this is immunotherapy, which is revolutionising cancer treatments."

The conference is supported by the Biochemical Society and recognised by the Higher Education Academy. It is free to Biomedical Society members and £90 to non-members and everyone attending will receive a free copy of Molecular Biology of Cancer.

Dr Pecorino, pictured, is Principal Lecturer in Cancer Biology at the university and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

For more on the Department of Life & Sports Sciences at Greenwich, part of the Faculty of Engineering & Science: http://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/study/lifesport

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