The Big C : Cancer in the 21st Century


Cancer is everywhere, and almost everyone has experienced cancer on a personal level. Join community and faculty experts to share basic information and images about the biology of cancer, its context, and its social and environmental causes in the 21st century.

Facilitated and informal conversation will stimulate written and verbal questions to be addressed through the Café discussion.


Free! All are welcome

Date: Friday, January 28th, 2011
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Informal Conversation and Refreshments begin at 1pm
Location: Kennedy Library, second floor café lounge

Featured Faculty

Dr. Elena Keeling, Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Jane Lehr, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies

Alumni Moderator

Michelle Beam, Cal Poly 2010 (B.S. Microbiology)
Download: Event Poster

More resources

Hearst Cancer Resource Center
HeLa Cells from Radiolab on Vimeo



Book resources

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The cancer journals by Audrey Lord
Cancer-The Evolutionary Legacy by Mel Greaves
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Event Sponsors

Colleges Against Cancer
Cal Poly Department of Biological Sciences
American Medical Student Association
College of Science and Math Ambassadors