Molecular Medicine & Pathology seminar: The lung cancer overlap with chronic obstructive lung disease; Evidence for a molecular genetic link Event as iCalendar

11 June 2013

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room 501-505, Building 501, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are the 3 rd and 7 th leading causes of death world-wide.  Between 80-90% of those with these diseases are current or former smokers.  Until recently, these diseases have been considered unrelated complications of smoking.  Recent findings from molecular genetic studies show them to be closely related at both the pathogenic and molecular level.  This has importance for targeting interventions that reduce mortality from smoking.  This lecture provides an overview of the basis of this finding and its clinical implications.

Speaker : Associate Professor Rob Young (School of Biological Sciences/Department of Medicine)

** Followed by drinks and pizza **