Forthcoming Events


Collaborating with the Cancer Research UK-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory to Develop Diagnostic Antibodies

Date: Monday 28th October 2019
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Clinical School Seminar Room 10, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SP

At our multidisciplinary networking events we pair a clinician with an industry representative or a STEM scientist to speak for 15-20 minutes each on their work. This time the format is slightly different as the topic is "Collaborating with the Cancer Research UK-AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory to Develop Diagnostic Antibodies".

Following the talks there will be opportunity for networking over refreshments.

Maria Groves, Head of Laboratory, Associate Director AstraZeneca
Julie Little, Strategic Alliance Executive, CRUK
Denice Chan, Senior Scientist, CRUK
Lisa Ruff, PhD student, CRUK

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Briefing event for International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) funding calls

Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019
Time: 14:30-16:00
Venue: CRUK Cambridge Institute room 215 A&B

The Early Detection Programme will be hosting Dr David Crosby, Head of Early Detection Research and Nicole Lyons, ACED Programme Manager at Cancer Research UK for a briefing and Q&A on the upcoming funding calls from ACED (previously ICED).

David and Nicole will also be available from 2.30pm - 4pm on the 5th November for 1:1 meetings with researchers - please email if you are interested in reserving a slot to discuss your project ideas. If you are unable to attend in person you could alternatively schedule a phone call with David and Nicole during this time.

The ACED grant calls will be open in mid October when full details will be made available:

• Pilot funding up to £200,000 for 1 year

• Project funding from £200,000 to £800,000 for 3 years (expressions of interest invited)

• Training and skills development funding of up to £50,000 for researchers to visit other Alliance Centres for up to 4 months to support travel and accommodation

All projects funded by the Alliance will involve at least two member Centres (UK-UK or UK-US), with an aim that at least 50% of projects will be transatlantic. A press release announcing ACED US partners is scheduled for mid October.

Please note that Pilot and Project grants are only open to Cambridge University PI/Group Leaders to apply, but the training and skills development grants are applicable for all levels of University researchers. This is an open call but projects aligning with the core strategic themes of the Alliance will be prioritised. For further information please contact the Early Detection Programme Manager Dr Wendy Alderton 01223 762588 or Research Translation Manager Dr Cat Fitzpatrick 07539 430956

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Breakfast meeting: Using discrete choice experiments to evaluate patient and professional preferences for early detection of cancer

Date: Thursday 14th November 2019
Time: 08:30 - 09:30
Venue: Jeffrey Cheah Restaurant, Puddicombe Way, Cambridge, CB2 0AF

These meetings are an opportunity for researchers across Cambridge and further afield who are engaged with our programme to network with fellow researchers in an informal setting.

Professor Steve Morris, RAND Professor of health economics at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, will open this breakfast meeting on "Using discrete choice experiments to evaluate patient and professional preferences for early detection of cancer".


Closing the survival gap: A talk by Professor Sir Mike Richards

Date: Wednesday 27th November 2019
Time: 18:00-20:00
Venue: Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0RE

Closing the survival gap: The importance of screening and early diagnosis in improving cancer survival in England.

A talk by Professor Sir Mike Richards who is trained as a medical oncologist at St Bartholomew's, before specialising mainly in breast cancer at Guy's and St Thomas'. He is currently leading reviews of cancer screening and diagnostic capacity for NHS England.

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Urological Malignancies Programme Annual Meeting

Date: Thursday 28th November 2019
Time: 09:00-18:00
Venue: Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PH

A full day meeting to discuss current activities in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Urological Malignancies Programme. Four sessions are planned:

  • Basic science
  • Early Detection
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Trials

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Early Detection Programme 5th Annual Symposium 2020

Date: Monday 27th January 2020
Time: 10:30-16:30
Venue: CRUK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

The Early Detection Programme presents its 5th Annual Symposium with an outstanding line up of speakers including keynote addresses from Ruth Etzioni, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Ludmil Alexandrov, University of California San Diego. We will also hear from budding scientists in the field, and from a panel of healthtech investors giving their views on the future direction of early detection technology.

Register early to ensure your place at this popular event.