The importance of public engagement and participation in cancer research


To mark World Cancer Day (this coming Thursday, 4th February 2021), the Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute (TSJCI) will host a public seminar to encourage patient participation in cancer research and highlight the vital role of that participation to enhance research and improve future outcomes for patients

WHAT: Why are biobanks important in cancer research?’ is a free, open, online information seminar which will see the Institute’s ‘biobanking teams’ describe this important resource.

A biobank is a collection of samples, such as blood and tissue, and healthcare data which allows scientists answer important research questions, helping them to find new and improved ways to treat medical conditions, including cancer.

WHO: Speakers will include researchers and clinicians from TSJCI, along with participating patients advocates who will talk of the patient experience.

 WHEN: Thursday, 4th February 2021, World Cancer Day, from 4-5pm

 REGISTRATION:  If you wish to join the event please register on

The event will be streamed live on the St. James’s Hospital Facebook page:


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