Welcome to Future Debates, a series of public events supported by the British Science Association.

More people than ever are being diagnosed with cancer in Wales. The good news is that more people are also surviving a diagnosis; but so that we can help more people, we need to find new ways of treating cancer, and find out why some people develop cancer in the first place. By looking at people’s genomes, we might be able to do just that.

Of course, people have a right to keep their medical information private. But by sharing genetic information we can gain a much greater understanding of diseases like cancer and this can help us tailor treatments and could ultimately help us find a cure. Do all cancer patients in Wales have a responsibility to share their genetic information with the state?

To look at this question, Tenovus Cancer Care is hosting a debate about Genome Data Privacy as part of The British Science Association’s Future Debates series. We want people of all ages, from all walks of life to come along and share their opinion on this really important topic.

Future Debates events are part of the British Science Association's work to make science a fundamental part of British society and culture. We want to empower many more people – not just scientists – to constructively engage in debates over the applications and implications of science in their lives, their local economy and the UK’s future.

Doors open from 5.30pm with the debate to run from 6pm until 7.30pm. The café/bar is open till 11pm if anyone would like to stay afterwards.

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Collated, anonymised data from the Future Debates series will be provided to the Chief Medical Officer for the purpose of informing policy about Genome Data Privacy. The event will not be recorded, nor will any individual be identifiable in any of this information.

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