Creative Peebles Festival Lecture 2018

Sponsored by the Tweeddale Society

Tuesday, 28th August 2018

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30 p.m.


Ticket price includes a glass of wine or a soft drink.

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Members should note that this talk is not part of the Tweeddale Society’s annual programme.  Tickets must be purchased from the Eastgate Theatre Box Office.

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Understanding Cancer


Dr Lucy Wall


Consultant Medical Oncologist
Edinburgh Cancer Centre
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

This talk will present a review from the early recognition of the various ways in which cancer affects the body and the symptoms which alerted clinicians to its unwanted presence.

Advances leading to the current state of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and care will be outlined, together with an overview of research underway in laboratories and hospitals around the world, and how this intensive work will lead to new ways of diagnosing, treating, curing and eventually eliminating cancer.

Dr. Lucy Wall

Lucy is a consultant and honorary senior lecturer in Medical Oncology. She did her first degree in Oxford, completing her clinical training at St Mary’s Hospital/ Imperial College, London. After serving as an expedition doctor with Raleigh International – a youth development charity – supporting an expedition in Alaska, she got a post as a fellow with the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) based in Edinburgh, and has continued in this field. She was awarded an internationally competitive ovarian cancer prize, the Helene Harris Memorial Award, and has gone on to specialise in oesophago-gastric and pancreato-biliary cancers, also developing a service for rare cancers including neuroendocrine and endocrine tumours and gastro-intestinal stromal tumours.

Lucy has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and numerous abstracts.