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UCL academic at Cypriot cancer conference

17 March 2008


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  • Professor Stephan Beck
  • Stephan Beck, Professor of Medical Genomics at UCL, has given a talk about the work of the new UCL Cancer Institute at a conference in Cyprus.

    The UCL Cancer Institute opened on 18 September 2007, and brings together a large cohort of scientists under one roof, with crucial links to local teaching hospitals. 

    The Marianna Lordos Cancer Symposium was a meeting of cancer specialists from across the world, dedicated to freely disseminating knowledge about the disease and its treatment. This year's symposium covered a broad range of topics, including cancer screening, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and the role of genetics in cancer.

    The meeting was financed by the Marianna Lordos Cancer Fund, a charity established by UCL alumnus Constantinos Lordos (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture 1963) in memory of his late wife.

    In a speech to the conference, Constantinos Lordos talked about his fond memories of the time he  spent at UCL, and his respect for cancer research at the university, expressing also the hope that the UCL Cancer Institute and the Marianna Lordos Foundation will remain close in the years to come in the common fight against cancer.

    To find out more about the Marianna Lordos Cancer Fund or Professor Stephan
    Beck, use the links at the top of the article.