Mavis and Sasha re-opened the conversation about cancer in March 2021. This time the event was opened by Dr Rose Thompson, Chief Executive and Founder of BME Cancer Communities and Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Sistas Against Cancer. She shared her outstanding contribution and wealth of knowledge around the care and experience of diverse communities affected by cancer. This was followed by a lively panel discussion around cancer and cancer genetics to help us think about the question ‘does cancer affect us all equally?’
For our first research showcase Mavis spoke to some remarkable women about their work. There are exciting projects using genetics and genomics knowledge to answer many questions around health and disease. Yet each new application of the technology also produces and magnifies dilemmas around ethics and resource allocation. Sasha and Mavis learnt a lot through these conversation about the dilemmas and the complexity of diversity in genetics research.