Lung cancer specialist calls for cash to beat 'Cinderella' disease

ignals, this will improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, leading to better outlook for prolonged patients' survival. The form of drug resistance which we encounter in lung cancer treatment is widely applicable to a number of other cancers, including cancers of the breast and of the blood."

Professor Sethi's lecture is entitled: Rubor, Calor, Tumor and Dolor. He says: " These four classical signs of inflammation -- redness, heat, swelling and pain --represent the close relationships between cancer and inflammation which have shaped my research. They symbolise the reasons why I came to Edinburgh, linking together my research interests in lung cancer and my work at the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research."

Rubor, Calor, Tumor and Dolor by Professor Tariq Sethi, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh: Tuesday, 9 November, 2004 in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot Place at 5.15pm. The lecture is open to the public.


Contact: Linda Menzies
University of Edinburgh

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