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CCBIO Special Seminar

Cancer in the News

Join us for an interesting discussion and pizza! Open for all, no registration needed.

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Cancer is a prominent topic in newspapers and other mass media. More or less sensationalist, news abound on advances in cancer research. In a country such as Norway, however, there have been even more news coverage to controversies around the approval (and lack thereof) of new and expensive cancer treatments. 

Irmelin W Nilsen and Mille S Stenmarck will present how these two sets of issues, respectively, have been covered in latter years in the main Norwegian newspapers. How can research, media and other social actors work together to improve the quality of the public sphere devoted to cancer issues?

Panelists are Tine Dommerud, Aftenposten and Knut Helland, UiB.

Moderator: Roger Strand, CCBIO/UiB

Where: Auditorium 4, BB-building

When: January 9th at 13:00-15:30.

Open for all, also to the following pizza get-together in the lobby outside of the auditorium.