Forthcoming Events


CANCELLED: Publishing in Science

Dr Gemma Alderton, Senior Editor at Science, will give a lunchtime seminar for the Early Detection Programme on Publishing in Science.

Speaker biography:
Gemma Alderton received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Sussex, where she researched DNA damage and cell cycle signalling pathways and their deregulation in human disease with Penny Jeggo. Having established an interest in cell cycle signalling she worked as a postdoc in John Diffley's lab at the Cancer Research UK Clare Hall laboratories, investigating the control of the G1/S checkpoint signalling in mammalian cells. In October 2006 she switch careers to become an editor of Nature Reviews Cancer to continue her broad interest in pathological cell signalling. In 2017, she moved to Science, where she commissions and edits Perspectives and Reviews across biology.


CANCELLED: Overview of the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research center at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute


Professor Sadik Esener, Director of the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research center at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, will be giving a seminar showcasing early detection research and opportunities for collaboration at his ACED Member Centre. The seminar is followed by a networking lunch with the OHSU team.


POSTPONED: Breakfast meeting: on The Cambridge Biorepository for Translational Medicine, immuno-oncology and early cancer detection​

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.

Mr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Transplant Surgeon, will open this breakfast meeting on "The Cambridge Biorepository for Translational Medicine, immuno-oncology and early cancer detection".

2nd International DKFZ Conference on Cancer Prevention: Facing the Challenges of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Date: 17th-18th September 2020
Venue: German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Communication Center Lecture Hall, Heidelberg, Germany

Abstract submission for the 2nd International DKFZ Conference on Cancer Prevention will open on 2nd March, deadline 27th April. Registration deadline 6th July 2020


4th AstraZeneca-Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Symposium - Treating Earlier Stage Disease

Date: 24th-25th September 2020
Time: All day
Venue: Granta Centre, Granta Park, Cambridge CB21 6GP

Two days of engaging talks, interactive workshops and poster sessions, aimed at clinicians and basic scientists involved in treating cancer, to encourage new collaborations between industry, academia and the NHS. The key cancer science topics to be covered are:

  • Adjuvant Disease
  • Neoadjuvant disease & window of opportunity studies
  • Early detection and pre-malignant disease
  • Curative intent radiotherapy
  • Immuno-Oncology
  • Clinical Workshop

Registrations to open in May.

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference

Date: 6th-8th October 2020
Venue: Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Cancer Research UK, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Canary Center at Stanford, present the Early Detection of Cancer Conference series. This annual Conference brings together experts in early detection from multiple disciplines to share ground breaking research and progress in the field.

The Conference is part of a long-term commitment to invest in early detection research, to understand the biology behind early stage cancers, find new detection and screening methods, and enhance uptake and accuracy of screening.

Further information and registration