Repurposing Drugs for Cancer

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Bloomsbury Gallery, 34 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QJ

Over the years it has been noted that many well understood drugs for other conditions may be beneficial in the treatment of cancer. In this talk Dr Mazibuko present details from his current trial at the Care Oncology Clinic in London which examines the effects of repurposed drugs on late stage cancer patients when administered alongside their normal treatment.

Co-presenting at this event is Jerome Burne, a health journalist with an interest in evidence-based research for cancer.

Please joins us for this interesting and lively event.

About the speakers:

Dr Ndaba Mazibuko is a Clinical Research Fellow in Clinical Neuroscience (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience – King’s College London). His work includes clinical trial design, management and data analysis with respect to pharmacological and neuro-imaging studies in both the academic and industry sectors. For the last three years he has also collaborated with The Care Oncology Clinic in the area of Metabolic Repurposed Drug Analysis, with respect to both scientific research and direct clinical application.

His academic position includes medical student clinical rotation tutoring and periodic lectures for Kings College London.

Jerome Burne is a health journalist and has written for most of the national newspapers and a variety of magazines. In recent years he has written mainly for the Daily Mail and contributed regularly to Reader’s Digest and occasionally to the Times Literary Supplement. In 2012 Jerome won the award in the category “Medical Science Explained” from the Medical Journalist’s Association. Jerome has a strong interest in metabolic approaches to the treatment of cancer.