Forthcoming Events

Early Detection Multidisciplinary Networking Event: Using volumetric breast density to personalise breast screening.

Date: Monday 3rd June 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 and where it might be relevant to early cancer detection, and where greater collaboration could assist. At this event the focus will be on breast cancer. Following the talks there will be opportunity for networking over refreshments.

Speakers: Professor Fiona J. Gilbert - Professor of Radiology – University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Honorary Consultant Radiologist – Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Christopher E. Tromans - Volpara Solutions Ltd. "Using volumetric breast density to personalise breast screening."

Refreshments will be served - please register here


Breakfast meeting: Translating technology to clinical application

Date: Thursday 13th June 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.

Professor Andrew Flewitt will open this meeting on "Translating technology to clinical application".


International Summer School

Date: Monday 15th July 2019 - Thursday 18th July 2019
Venue: Robinson College, Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AN, UK

We present the first international summer school on discovery and development of diagnostics for the early detection of cancer. The summer school is aimed at those who are developing new technologies and interventions for the early detection of cancer and those who are interested in exploring this rapidly expanding and exciting field and is open to academic, corporate and student delegates.

Please click here for more information about the International Summer School.


Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Easter Term 2019

Date: Every Thursday, starting on 18 April
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.

Thursday 18 April: Dr Charlotte Coles, Department of Oncology. Breast cancer - demographics, presentation, diagnosis and patient pathway
Thursday 25 April: Dr Jason Carroll & Dr Walid Khaled, CRUK Cambridge Institute & Department of Pharmacology. The role of transcription factors in cancer
Thursday 2 May: Dr James Brenton & Professor Paul Pharoah, CRUK Cambridge Institute & Department of Public Health and Primary Care Biological and Clinical Features of High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Thursday 9 May: Dr Grant Stewart, Department of Surgery. Kidney cancer: the most lethal urological malignancy
Thursday 16 May: Professor Paul Pharoah, Department of Public Health and Primary Care. Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer
Thursday 23 May: Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam, Department of Surgery. The clinical and biological basis of prostate cancer - from diagnosis to personalised therapy
Thursday 30 May: Mr Thomas Santarius, Department of Neurosciences. Brain tumours - demographics, presentation, diagnosis, patient pathways
Thursday 6 June: Dr Harry Bulstrode, Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Clinical Treatment and Cancer Stem Cell Biology in Malignant Glioma
Thursday 13 June: Dr Amos Burke, Department of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Care. Paediatric malignancies: an overview
Thursday 20 June: Dr Sam Behjati, Department of Paediatrics and WTSI. The Childhood Cancer Genome
Thursday 27 June: Dr Marc de la Roche, Department of Biochemistry. Cellular signalling networks in colon cancer and the models to study them - a basic research perspective
Thursday 4 July: Dr Robert Rintoul & Dr Frank McCaughan, CRUK Cambridge Institute & Department of Biochemistry. Lung Cancer. Part 1. Patient pathway and Intervention. Part 2. Lung Cancer: Futurescape
Thursday 11 July: Mr Raaj Praseedom, Cambridge University Hospitals. Diagnostics and patient pathways in pancreatic cancer
Thursday 18 July: Dr Barry Davies, AstraZeneca. The AKT inhibitor Capivasertib (AZD5363): from discovery to clinical proof of concept
Thursday 25 July: Dr Matthew Murray, Department of Pathology. MicroRNAs as circulating biomarkers in cancer

The early detection of cancer conference

Date: Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26th September 2019
Venue: RFrances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford, California

Canary Center at Stanford, Cancer Research UK and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, present the Early Detection of Cancer Conference series. The 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.


CRUK - AACR Joint Conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology 2019

Date: Tuesday 15 - Thursday 17th October 2019
Venue: Radisson Blu Portman, Marylebone, London

The Cancer Research UK–AACR Joint Conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology is taking place in London this autumn where alliances between cancer researchers and leading scientists from engineering and physical sciences backgrounds will be sparked.

The multidisciplinary programme will explore new ways to transform our understanding of biology and to better detect and treat cancer, enabling expert speakers to address some of the toughest challenges in cancer research from a variety of perspectives. You’ll have ample opportunity to interact with leaders in their field, while sessions will equip you with valuable insights into building effective alliances across disciplines.

Our programme leader, Dr Sarah Bohndiek, will be speaking in the ‘state-of-the-art cancer detection technology’ session. To see the full conference programme or to register, please click here.