Forthcoming Events

Biomarker Discovery Seminar

Date: Monday 21st January 2019
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: Clinical School Lecture Theatre 2, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

We are pleased to be hosting this seminar in conjunction with OLink Proteomics.

We will hear from Dr Xavier Tait, Business Development Manager, on An introduction to biomarker discovery with Olink. This will be followed by a talk from Professor Ulf Gyllensten, Professor of Human Genomics and Molecular Epidemiology, University of Uppsala
on Development of a protein biomarker test for gynaecological cancer.

A light lunch will be provided at 12:30, please click here to sign up.

Speaker Biography

Ulf Gyllensten, PhD. is Professor of Medical Molecular Genetics at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and has held a large number of prestigious academic positions, including the editorial boards of several international journals, the priority committees of the Swedish Medical Research Council and Swedish Cancer Society, Director of the world renowned Rudbeck Laboratory and currently, Scientific Director of the Science for Life Laboratory in Uppsala. Professor Gyllensten also holds multiple biotechnology patents, is co-founder of the Swedish biotech companies Dechipher Genetics AB and Quantovir AB and has acted as consultant for both Perkin-Elmer and Roche Molecular Systems. His presentation will describe a project with the ultimate aim of developing a simple biomarker test to identify and distinguish between gynecological cancers, as well as providing discrimination among different stages of cancer. The talk will cover both a broad screening approach using over 400 protein markers, and subsequent verification studies using a smaller panel of just over 40 markers.


Using AI and Big Data for the Early Detection of Cancer

Date: Friday 25th January 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: King's Cross, London


To help foster collaborations between academia and industry, the Early Detection Team at Cancer Research UK are hosting a series of networking events in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). The next event is Using AI and Big Data for the Early Detection of Cancer. The event will be held in the lead up to CRUK’s new seed funding Primer Award, which accepts applications for novel collaborations. The meeting will be held on 25 January 2019, King’s Cross, London. Find out more here or email


Early Detection Programme Annual Symposium 2019

Date: Monday 28th January 2019
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Venue: Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

The fourth annual symposium from the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme will take place on Monday 28th January 2019. We are delighted to have two Keynote speakers, Bob Steele - Senior Research Professor in Surgical Oncology, University of Dundee and Chair of UK National Screening Committee and Per Hall, Professor of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician, Södersjukhuset, Sweden. Click here to register for a place.

Call for abstracts: We are inviting PhD students and postdocs involved in all aspects of early detection research to submit abstracts to be considered for an oral and/or a poster presentation at the event. Please submit a 500 work abstract on your research on any discipline related to early cancer detection, including but not restricted to:

  • Early cancer biology
  • Modelling cancer development and evolution
  • New biomarkers and detection technologies
  • Public health and the impact of early detection
  • Clinical translation studies

Paper presentations should be 10 minutes in duration. The paper presentations will be followed by a Q&A.

Please include in your abstracts:

  • Title
  • Abstract text (max 500 words)
  • Lead investigator name
  • Other investigator names

All abstracts should be submitted by Friday 30th November 2018 to

5th CRUK Bienniel Early Diagnosis Conference

Date: Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 13th February 2019
Venue: Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The 5th Biennial CRUK Early Diagnosis Research Conference will take place on 12th-13th February 2019 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. In the ten years since a national strategy to reduce premature mortality from cancer was developed, great headway has been made in all the UK nations and internationally. The theme of this 10th anniversary conference will be Accelerating early diagnosis evidence into practice. General registration for the conference is available here.


Breakfast meeting: Cost effectiveness of screening for kidney cancer

Date: Thursday 14th February 2019
Time: 08:30 - 09:30
Venue: Clinical School Restaurant

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.

Sabrina Rossi will open this meeting on "Cost effectiveness of screening for kidney cancer".


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

Registrations will open on 19th November.