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Topic for Beer with a Scientist event: So, why haven’t we cured cancer yet?

vcsPRAsset_1560802_116983_4c7eac39-6567-4ca2-8d2a-f45de809a760_0LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With all the research and effort that has gone into it, why does it seem we still are so far from finding a cure for cancer?

Levi Beverly, Ph.D., a cancer researcher with the UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center, will attempt to answer that question at the next Beer with a Scientist, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main Street, Louisville.

A 30-minute presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A.

Beverly will provide a brief history of cancer and cancer research and discuss recent breakthroughs in our understanding of cancer research. He also will answer the questions he is asked most frequently about cancer: “What exactly is cancer?” “Is cancer a ‘new’ disease?” “Why can’t we cure cancer?” “Do other animals get cancer?” “Is there a cure for cancer that the government doesn’t want us to have?” “Why do some cancers have such high death rates?”

Beverly, an associate professor at UofL in the Department of Medicine, studies lung cancer and leukemia. He talked on this topic at the first Beer with a Scientist event in 2014. This month’s edition will include a look at the progress cancer researchers have made in the past three years.

Admission is free. Purchase of beer, other beverages or menu items is not required but is encouraged.

Organizers add that they also encourage Beer with a Scientist patrons to drink responsibly.

In 2014, Beverly created the Beer with a Scientist program as a way to bring science to the public in an informal setting. Once a month, the public is invited to enjoy exactly what the title promises: beer and science. For more information and to suggest future Beer with a Scientist topics, follow Louisville Underground Science on Facebook or email Beverly.