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BIVDA attends Keeping Up With Cancer (KUWC) roundtable

By March 6, 2024No Comments

Keeping Up With Cancer (KUWC) hosted a round table event to discuss the role of genomics and biomarkers in tackling cancer.  BIVDA’s Phillip Beer and Paul Fisher attended to represent medical diagnostics.

Paul said “It was both humbling and a privilege to attend KUWC’s event.  There is a clear desire to utilise member’s expertise in tackling this condition which will affect one in two of us in the UK.  Hearing from people at the front line of cancer treatment and care underlines the importance of timely, accurate cancer diagnosis and the human stories that sit behind statistics.”

The panel included leading experts from the pharmaceutical industry, the NHS, charities and patient groups.  BIVDA set out not only the benefits of sequencing, but also the need for diagnostics to be seen as the key enabler for precision medicine, which was well received by the group.

Ben Kemp