Forthcoming Events

Science Festival: Listening to light

Date: Sunday 25th March 2018  
Time: 12:30 - 13:15  
Venue: Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinsons Way, CB2 0RE

Michal Tomaszewski explores the various ways we can look inside the human body without touching it, and how different imaging technologies can be used to visualise different aspects of the organism and its function. He focuses on optoacoustic imaging which may help to tell benign from aggressive cancer tumours.

Science Festival: How lab discoveries are leading to earlier detection and more precise treatments for cancer patients

Date: Sunday 25th March 2018  
Time: 11:00 - 15:00  
Venue: Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way, CB2 0SZ

Join scientists from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, MRC Cancer Unit and Hutchison/MRC Research Centre to discover how cancer develops, grows, and spreads, and see how researchers and clinicians are developing targeted, personalised therapies and techniques to detect cancer sooner.

Get hands on with games to build your own cell, identify mutations in DNA, try your hand at brain surgery, and learn how new technologies are being used for the early detection and treatment of cancer. Put on a lab coat and isolate DNA or stain tissue samples and look at them under a microscope. Click here to sign up.


Early Detection multidisciplinary networking series event 4

Date: Monday 26th March 2018  
Time: 17:30 - 19:00 
Venue: Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue CB3 0HE Cambridge

For this event series we are inviting a STEM scientist or a representative from a relevant local company to pair with a clinical colleague to speak for 15-20 minutes each on their work and where it might be relevant to early cancer detection, and where greater collaboration could assist.

Speakers at this event are: 
Dr Moritz Gerstung - Group Leader: Computational cancer biology
"Cancer evolution: Inference and prediction"

Dr George Vassiliou - Group Leader and Honorary Consultant Haematologist
"Identification of healthy individuals at risk of AML"

Please click here to register.

Merging clinical, biological and physical sciences approaches for cancer research

Date: Tuesday 10th April 2018  
Time: 09:30 - 17:00 
Venue: BMA House, Princes Room, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP

A workshop organised by Cancer Research UK. 

Workshop Overview

The contribution of physics and biology to understanding cancer is long-standing and increasingly well-recognised. Recent major strategic initiatives, including the National Institutes of Health “Physical Sciences in Oncology”, and Cancer Research UK Multidisciplinary award scheme, reflect this increasing recognition and are intended to strengthen collaboration between the physical sciences and biological research communities in order to better address the “Grand Challenges” in cancer research.

In collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cancer Research UK and the EPSRC/BBSRC Physics of Life Network, this  workshop will bring together clinicians, biologists and physicists to show-case successful existing collaborations and promote engagement, new ideas and collaborations. This workshop is scheduled in the lead up to Cancer Research UK Multidisciplinary and Early Detection Awards and events.

Click here for registration information.