CKB present at Cancer Research UK Open Day

Mar 14, 2018 12:00 AM

On March 14th, 2018, Dr Ling Yang led an exhibit on epidemiology at the Richard Doll Building in the University of Oxford to over 100 sixth-form students and teachers from local secondary schools.

Her team, which included CKB DPhil students, described the driving principles of a prospective epidemiological study using the example of lung cancer. Though the use of an interactive model, the students explored the risk factors of smoking, air pollution, and low fruit and vegetable intake and how they interacted in the development of this malignancy.

The exhibit provoked a number of questions from visitors on the genetic and nutritional risk factors of disease in general and gave them the opportunity to discuss the role of research in informing strategies of disease prevention.

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