Malta Café Scientifique 2019/20: When a Rat Got Cancer
4 December @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
Date and Time: Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 7:30pm
Venue: Studio B, Spazju Kreattiv
The age-old question in the world of medicine is that of, how do we cure cancer? It is a known fact that 27% of all deaths in Malta are due to cancer but what if we could weaponize the immune system to kill tumours from the inside? When one of professor Schembri’s friend’s pet rats developed breast cancer, the professor was inspired to test a cancer treatment that uses the body’s own immune response to fight tumours more effectively.
Professor Schembri-Wismayer of the University of Malta’s Faculty of Medicine and Surgery will discuss if this cancer vaccine could potentially be the key to making treatment cheaper and more accessible to cancer patients everywhere, and what the hurdles to conducting trials on animals and humans are.
Malta Café Scientifique thanks the STEAM project, Spazju Kreattiv for hosting this event, the University of Malta, and Malta Chamber of Scientists (of which the café forms part).
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Malta Café Scientifique
- 120 mins
- Cancer, Vaccine, Testing
- Creative Team
- Danielle Martine Farrugia - Project Manager, Gillianne Saliba - Organiser, Maria Fenech - Poster Designer, Alicia Carolin Teschner - Assistant, Isabelle Cassar Fiott - Assistant