Cancer Research director visits Rydal Penrhos for Scientific Society lecture
11th November 2015

A leading figure in Cancer Research visited a Colwyn Bay school to give a special lecture.

Damian Heron, director of the North Wales Cancer Research Network, was the guest speaker at the Rydal Penrhos Scientific Society lecture, which was held in the school’s Carnegie Room on Tuesday, November 3.

During the talk Mr Heron spoke on ways people can avoid getting cancer, while also speaking in-depth about what the disease actually is.

Another topic of discussion was how cancer is treated and how exactly the treatment works, as well as the ethics of healthcare.

Dave Robson, head of Science at Rydal Penrhos, said: “It was an extremely informative lecture and the Scientific Society really did get a lot out of it.

“Damian is one of the most respected people in his field and it was an honour to have him at Rydal Penrhos.

“Pupils, staff and parents alike had a great time and on behalf of the school I would like to thank Damian for giving up his time to visit the school.”

Recent statistics show that by 2020 it is feared half of the UK’s population will get cancer at some point during their life.

There are currently an estimated 2.5million people in the UK that have suffered with cancer, with the survival rate now up to 50 per cent.


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