Cancer Revolution: Science, Innovation and Hope

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Cancer revolution at the Science and Industry Museum
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Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 22 October 2021 — 27 March 2022 Entrance is free — Visit now

Cancer is likely to affect one in two of us in our lifetime. Following the logic of that statistic, if you aren’t directly affected by the disease, you’ll most probably be close to someone who is. The Science and Industry Museum are taking a hopeful look into the latest research and the huge progress being made to improve treatments and diagnosis with their exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, Innovation and Hope. Often the word Cancer can be loaded with negative connotations and trauma, however, this exhibition will show you how scientific developments are allowing more people to recover and live with the disease than ever before.

Cancer Revolution: Science, Innovation and Hope is on display until 27 March so come along to the Science and Industry Museum and catch it before it ends. If you’re still wondering whether this show is for you, take a look at the amazing artefacts and interactive exhibits that you’ll be able to experience in the show’s must-see moments.

The history of cancer treatment includes centuries of high-risk surgery as well as the the discovery of the first chemotherapy drugs. Each of these steps towards a cure have been made possible by the work of exceptional individuals whose stories are championed in the exhibition. In addition to researchers, you’ll meet clinicians, policymakers, and patients who have influenced the journey towards cures and help us understand the challenges which are yet to be overcome. Take a look at how the groundbreaking scientific work done in Manchester has and continues to lead the way in innovation and transforming cancer care.

Cancer Revolution: Science, Innovation and Hope is on until 27 March so come along to the Science and Industry Museum and catch it before it ends.

Cancer isn’t something that only affects humans; you’ll gain a better understanding of what the disease is and how it affects many living organisms, before exploring the latest in early detection, immunotherapies and the most advanced level of cancer care available today. Cancer Revolution: Science Innovation and Hope presents an alternative view at how far we’ve come to understand and treat or manage the disease and the promising future innovations that could take us even further into a world where prevention, early detection and hope are what we associate with the word cancer.

Cancer Revolution will be touring to the Science Museum in London in 2022 so be sure to catch the exhibition while it’s here.

Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 22 October 2021 — 27 March 2022 Entrance is free Visit now

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