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Why haven’t we cured cancer? (bubbles)

Why haven’t we cured cancer yet?

IET EngTalks: Future Science

Formerly known as
The Kelvin Lecture

4 May 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place

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The impact of microbubbles

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Eleanor Stride (logo) Despite a century of incredible breakthroughs, cancer patient survival rates are still quoted in terms of 3 or 5 years and the impact of new treatments is so varied.

Could we design, manufacture and deliver ‘stimuli-responsive’ particles directly to the target site?

Oxford University’s Professor Eleanor Stride believes we can. In this year’s first Future Science EngTalk, she’ll introduce her work with ‘microbubbles’, the challenges of new drug delivery strategies and their potential for improving treatment of major diseases such as cancer or stroke.

First up, introducing Eleanor, will be our 10-minute insight speaker, Dr Jack Kreindler.

Founder of The Centre for Health and Human Performance, this is a man who wants to bring Artificial Intelligence into medical practice

Read more about the Future Science EngTalk >


Featured speakers

Eleanor Stride (photo)  

Professor Eleanor Stride

Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University and budding entrepreneur, fascinated in systems which integrate medical imaging and therapy.

10 minute insight:

Dr Jack Kreindler (photo)  

Dr Jack Kreindler

Doctor, technology entrepreneur, co-organiser of TEDx London and commentator on the future of life science and medicine.

IET EngTalks

  • Showcasing the world’s very best science, engineering and technology innovators
  • Fascinating, interactive events on hot scientific topics
  • Featuring cutting-edge speakers, thinkers and doers
  • For people and professionals concerned about the future of science
  • Hosted by the world’s most multi-disciplinary professional engineering membership organisation
  • Building on the IET’s Prestige Lectures, which have ignited debate for over a century



18:00 - Registration

18:30 - 10 minute insight

18:40 - IET EngTalks: Future Science

20:00 - Networking drinks and exhibition

21:00 - Close