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Tuesday 4 Feb 2020 is World Cancer Day (https://www.worldcancerday.org/). Led by the Union for International Cancer Control, the day aims to raise awareness and education about cancer.


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The Department of Oncology teamed-up with The Oxford Maggie’s Centre to mark the day with a ‘Science on the Sofa’ chat about Immunotherapy. 

 

We met a group of health professionals and patients from the Churchill Hospital to talk about the science behind immunotherapy and explore how the Department of Oncology is contributing to making immunotherapy more effective and deliver on the promise of this amazing new science.

 

It was a real privilege meet people who have cancer and the people who treat and support them.  The Maggie’s Centre is a beautiful place with all of the comforting calm of the treehouse it closely resembles. 

 

Thank you Claire Marriot for helping create this opportunity.

 

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