This website hosts the Tailored Treatments for Cancer public engagement resources developed by the Centre of Biomedicine, Self and Society in collaboration with Ziggy’s Wish as part of the Cancer and Society in the 21st Century study, and funded through a ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award. Click on the circles to explore.
Cancer and Society in the 21st Century is a collaborative research project conducted by leading sociologists of health, illness and medicine. The five-year-long project, which interviewed hundreds of people (cancer patients, their families, scientists, healthcare professionals and members of the wider public) and also observed work undertaken at cancer research centres and in clinics, looked at how rapid developments in personalised cancer medicine are changing what it’s like to be a cancer patient.
These resources accompany the main Cancer and Society in the 21st Century study text Personalising Cancer Medicine: Future crafting in the genomic era, available to buy, download or view for free on Open Access.
The resources were launched February 2021 via an online event. The two presentations shown at that event, which talk about the Cancer and Society in the 21st Century project and the involvement of Ziggy’s Wish, are available to re-watch here: