International Summer School: Discovery and Development of Diagnostics for the Early Detection of Cancer

Please note: you can no longer register, the summer school is now fully booked.

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

Full Summer School programme and speakers overview

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.

This ground-breaking summer school will focus on the scientific, clinical and policy challenges of developing and validating new screening technologies and interventions for the early detection of cancer. Participants will hear from experts across multiple disciplines on the science and technology of diagnostics through to clinical trials design, evidence review, regulatory perspectives and pathway to adoption, to the societal impacts of early cancer detection. Companies active in the development early cancer diagnostics, including Exact Sciences and Immunovia, will present case studies on their technologies and give insight into the route to market.

Over the duration of the school, all delegates will participate in a team activity ‘Envisioning New Diagnostics’ led by the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, Arizona State University (ASU), culminating in a presentation on the final day. ASU has considerable experience in this field, already offering a one-year, online Master of Science degree in Biomedical Diagnostics developed together with academic partner Dublin City University (DCU), and industry partners. The degree focuses on the global business and application of diagnostics in the healthcare and research arenas today.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to participate in an opening debate and attend a Gala dinner with the after dinner talk to be given by Billy Boyle of Owlstone Medical Ltd.

The summer school will be held in the tranquil surroundings of Robinson College in a state-of-the-art conference facility which is just minutes’ walk from the historic city of Cambridge.

Day delegate £350 - includes lunch Mon 15th July to Thursday 18th July and dinner Mon 15th July to Weds 17th July
Overnight delegate £600 - includes full board accommodation in Robinson College Mon 15th July to Thursday 18th July

PhD Scholarships
The applications for PhD students to enter the competition for a scholarship for the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection International Summer School closed on 31 May 2019.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre in subsidising this Summer School.