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Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope

Opening in May 2022 at the Science Museum, explore the revolution in science that is transforming cancer care with a major free exhibition, Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope.

Created by the Science Museum Group with support from expert partner Cancer Research UK, this world-first exhibition, explores how, at a pivotal moment when one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, more of us than ever before are living longer, and better with the disease and beyond. 

From busting myths about the causes of cancer to exploring how the latest cancer science, early detection technologies, and immunotherapies are advancing cancer care today.

Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope shows how far we have come in  the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, as well as highlighting the important challenges that are still to be solved. 

Find out how cancer has been treated over the centuries, from high-risk surgeries to the discovery of the first chemotherapy drugs. 

Discover the stories of people living with, treating, and affected by cancer today, and how researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and patients are fuelling progress in a powerful expression of shared hope.

Highlights include seldom and never-before seen objects and stories, cutting edge treatments, artist commissions and installations, and personal stories including from those living with chronic and advanced cancer.

Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope will run at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester from 22 October 2021 until March 2022. Find out more on the Science and Industry Museum website.

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With support from

Julian Howard

Part of the Science Museum Group