Forthcoming Events


Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine Series Lent Term 2019

Date: Every Thursday, starting on 3 January
Time: 09:30 - 10:30
Venue: Clinical School Lecture Theatre 2 These talks aim to give a general introduction to cancer biology and medicine and all students and staff are welcome to attend.

Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Lent Term 2019

Thursday 3 January: Dr Mike Scott, Haematopathology. The integrated approach to the diagnosis of haematological malignancies
Thursday 10 January: Dr Raj Jena, Department of Oncology. Radiotherapy and surgery
Thursday 17 January: Dr Bristi Basu, Department of Oncology. Systemic anti-cancer therapy
Thursday 24 January: Dr Christine Parkinson, Department of Oncology. Cancer Immunotherapy
Thursday 31 January: Dr Thankamma Ajithkumar & Dr Helen Hatcher, Department of Oncology. Cancer Survivorship
Thursday 14 February: Dr Ferdia Gallagher & Dr Luigi Aloj, Department of Radiology. Oncological Imaging: Introduction and non-radionuclide techniques and Radionuclide techniques
Thursday 21 February: Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, MRC Cancer Unit. Introduction to early detection of cancer and novel interventions
Thursday 28 February: Dr Charlie Massie, Department of Oncology. Liquid biopsy biomarkers for early detection; general principles and specific examples
Thursday 7 March: Professor Antonis Antoniou, Department of Public Health & Primary Care. The development of cancer risk susceptibility models and application to early detection
Thursday 21 March: Professor Brian Huntly, Department of Haematology. Demographics, presentation, diagnosis and patient pathway of haematological malignancies
Thursday 28 March: Dr Simón Méndez-Ferrer, Department of Haematology. The bone marrow microenvironment in myeloid malignancies


Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute International Symposium

Date: Thursday 7 - Friday 8 March 2019
Time: All day
Venue: Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

The CRUK Cambridge Institute is hosting their International Symposium. The main theme of the symposium is "Radical approaches to cancer prevention". As well as outstanding keynote speakers, each session will include invited speakers and short talks selected on the basis of scientific merit.

The symposium will include talks on:
- Using new technology to reduce and prevent disease
- Training the immune system
- Preventing cancer through medical intervention
- Preventing cancer through lifestyle and policy

Click here to register.


Seminar: Deciding when to visit the GP with cancer symptoms: the Goldilocks Zone differs in England, Denmark and Sweden

Date: Monday 11th March 2019
Time: 2.00pm-3.00pm
Venue: Strangeways Research Laboratory, Dorothy and Thomas Senior Rooms, 2 Worts' Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN

The Primary Care Unit invites you to a seminar given by Professor Sue Ziebland, Professor of Medical Sociology and Director of HERG (Health Experiences Research Group), Programme Director for NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme and Professor of Medical Sociology in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford.


The International cancer benchmarking studies have highlighted between country differences in stage of cancer at diagnosis; these are not explained by differences in population awareness of cancer signs and symptoms.

In this talk I will draw on our CRUK/ NAEDI funded qualitative cross country comparative study of accounts of the pre-diagnosis experiences of Swedish, Danish and English people later diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer. The analysis illustrated differences in willingness to consult with symptoms and when to return if symptoms did not resolve. Our understanding was informed by sociologist Robert Merton’s work on ambivalence and the metaphor of the Goldilocks Zone. I will argue that the study illuminates differences between these three public-funded health systems which have consequences for citizen’s access to care and stage of diagnosis.


Making algorithms trustworthy

Date: Thursday 21th March 2019
Time: 19:30 - 20:30
Venue: Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

Algorithms are being increasingly deployed to make judgements about sensitive parts of our lives, but how do we check how their conclusions were arrived at, and if they are valid and fair? Professor David Spiegelhalter looks at efforts to make algorithms transparent and trustworthy, illustrated with explanation facilities on systems making predictions for people with cancer. More information


Early Detection Multidisciplinary Networking Event: focus on liver cancer

Date: Monday 25th March 2019
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Clinical School Seminar Room 1, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

At this first multidisciplinary networking event of 2019 we will hear from Dr Victoria Snowdon, Consultant Hepatologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital Liver Unit, who will speak on Early detection in HCC – where we are and where we need to be.

Dr Andrea Murray, Chief Operational Scientist at Oncimmune Ltd, will speak on "Early detection of liver cancer through measurement of cancer auto-antibody panels"

Refreshments will be provided. Please sign up here.