Yale Science Diplomats present the first of five Science in the News talks this spring: "The Complexities of Cancer: Utilizing Our Differences to Personalize Treatment." As the information regarding our own individual health and genetic makeup grows, medicine is moving towards a more personalized format. In this talk, we will describe how medical advances have increased our understanding of ourselves and the cancers that afflict us, several innovative technologies that enable patients and scientists to understand how an individual’s genetic makeup can be used to predict cancer, and some cutting-edge therapies that takes advantage of our newfound knowledge.
Wednesday, February 20th @ 6:30PM - New Canaan Library (151 Main St, New Canaan)
Monday, February 25th @ 6:30PM - New Haven Free Public Library, Mitchell Branch (37 Harrison St, New Haven)
Wednesday, February 27th @ 7:00PM - Guilford Free Library (67 Park St, Guilford)
Science in the News brings science to the general public in the form of an annual lecture series held at public libraries in the New Haven area. Graduate students and postdocs deliver talks on current topics in science, ranging from the microbiome to the feasibility of a real life Jurassic Park. Reading materials and a vibrant Q&A session further engage attendees in discussion. Our goal is to make science fun and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. We want to provide people with a better understanding of the science underpinning many of the complex issues we hear about in the news every day.