Designing vaccinations for people at high risk of getting cancer

External opportunity from Oxford Cancer

Type of activity: Workshop

Organised by: Oxford Cancer

Location: Online, anywhere

Time commitment: One-off 2-hour workshop

Payment and Expenses: We offer an honorarium of £50 for attendees.

Audience: people who have been told they have a condition that increases their risk of cancer. This includes people who have BRCA mutations, Lynch Syndrome and MGUS.

Closing date for this opportunity: Monday 17 June

Oxford Cancer is holding two online meetings on Wednesday the 19 of June, 1pm and 5pm.

What do you think when you hear ‘cancer vaccine’? Do you think cancer vaccinations might be a good idea? What questions would you have about cancer vaccinations?

Researchers at the University of Oxford are working towards a future when cancers will be prevented before they develop. This research will focus on people who have a condition that means they are at higher risk of getting cancer in the future. This includes people who have changes in their genes (genetic mutations), or pre-cancerous conditions, that increase their risk of getting cancer. For now, this research is not about the increased risk of cancer because of lifestyle factors.

You’ll hear an introduction to the research and then answer a few questions using an anonymous online survey (Mentimeter). You’ll join smaller groups for further discussion. The meeting will end with a question-and-answer session with a senior researcher.

The outcomes of the meeting will help researchers plan future trials and apply for funding.

The meeting is for people who have been told they have a condition that increases their risk of cancer. This includes people who have BRCA mutations, Lynch Syndrome and MGUS. It also includes family members of people in this situation.

If you have any questions, please contact Catriona or Julliet at oxfordcancerppi@medsci.ox.ac.uk

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