Past Events

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Breakfast meeting: Initial steps to oncogenesis – modelling via organoids

Date: Thursday 14th December 2017  
Time: 08:00 - 09:00  
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Gallery

These monthly 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. 

Our next breakfast meeting will be opened by Dr Mona Shehata, Krishnan-Ang postdoctoral research fellow working on identifying the different cell types within the normal mammary gland, which will allow better knowledge of the cell of origin of breast cancer. The subject of the informal meeting will be: Initial steps to oncogenesis – modelling via organoids.

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Cancer and society event series: exploring philosophical and ethical issues around cancer

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme, in conjunction with the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, the Cambridge Science Festival, CRASSH, the von Hügel Institute and the Cambridge Philosophy and Medicine group present a series of three workshops on philosophical and ethical issues around cancer to be held Cambridge during 2017-2018. Click on the titles of each event for further information and to register.

Philosophy of Cancer: the ethics and epistemology of detection and prevention

Date: Wednesday 13th December 2017   
Venue: Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RE
Organiser: Dr Stephen John

The sixth sense of the oncologist. How doctors can find cancer earlier and why you may not necessarily want to know (Panel discussion)

Date: Thursday 15th March 2018 (part of Cambridge Science Festival)
Venue: Garden Room, St Edmund's College, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge CB3 0BN
Organiser: Dr Gianmarco Contino

Cancer exceptionalism in health policy and the public debate

Date: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: TBC
Organiser: Dr Gabriele Badano

Early Detection multidisciplinary networking series event 2: Panel discussion - Taking new diagnostic techniques into clinical application

Date: Monday 27th November 2017  
Time: 18:00 - 19:30 
Venue: Postdoc Centre, Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0SP

At this event we will have a panel of people with direct experience of taking new diagnostic techniques into clinical application. The panel will be moderated by Dr Dafne Chirivino of Cambridge Enterprise and will include Dr John Pritchard (Entrepreneur in Residence, Cambridge Enterprise), Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (MRC Cancer Unit), Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam (Department of Surgery) and Dr Anita Marguerie de Rotrou (Office for Translational Research, School of Clinical Medicine). The panel discussion with audience participation will be followed by the opportunity to network further with colleagues over drinks.

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Breakfast meeting: Development, validation and potential clinical uses of cancer risk prediction models

Date: Tuesday 14th November 2017 
Time: 08:00 - 09:00 
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Gallery

These monthly 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. Our next breakfast meeting is opened by Professor Antonis Antoniou, CRUK Senior Cancer Research Fellow and leads a research group within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care & Dr Juliet Usher-Smith, Clinical Senior Research Associate and Cancer Research UK/BUPA Foundation Cancer Prevention Fellow.

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Early Detection multidisciplinary networking series event 1: Dr David Kent & Dr Thierry Savin

Date: Monday 30th October 2017  
Time: 17:30 - 19:00 
Venue: Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue CB3 0HE Cambridge

For this new event series we are inviting a STEM scientist or a representative from a relevant local company to pair with a clinical colleague 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. The speakers at this first event are:

Dr Thierry Savin, University Lecturer in Bioengineering on "modelling cancer invasion as a mechanical instability"

Dr David Kent, Group Leader, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute on "new approaches to expanding blood stem cells outside the body"

Cambridge prostate cancer research forum: research and innovation for early detection and treatment in primary disease

Date: Wednesday 18th October 2017  
Time: 12:00 - 19:30  
Venue: Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre
Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Site
S Wards Building, Keith Day Rd 
CB2 0SL Cambridge

This meeting will bring together the vibrant and diverse Cambridge research work in prostate cancer. We will have talks from a wide field of researchers working in very different specialities (e.g. clinical trials, radiology, engineering, imaging, bioinformatics) but all focused on driving improvements in outcomes for men suffering from the most common male cancer in the western world. It will be a unique opportunity for networking and exploring synergies in ideas and themes to advance our research in (i) early detection of lethal disease  (ii) better understanding of the biology of primary cancers and (iii) delivering individualised treatment & novel precision medicine approaches.

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Breakfast meeting: Early Detection - how histopathology can help

Date: Thursday 12th October 2017 
Time: 08:00 - 09:00 
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Gallery

These monthly 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. In October Dr Maria O'Donovan, Department of Histopathology, will speak on the subject of  "Early Detection - how histopathology can help". Please join us for a lively discussion, no registration required.

Early Detection programme film night and discussion

Date: Thursday 5th October 2017  
Time: 18:00 - 20:30  
Venue: Postdoc Centre, Biomedical Campus
Clifford Allbutt Building (Clinical School entrance) 
Hills Road 
Cambridge CB2 0SP 

We are delighted to announce that the Early Detection Programme will be hosting a film night on Thursday 5th October, at 18.00 in the Postdoc Centre on the Biomedical Campus. We will show the film 50/50 which will be followed by a discussion of some of the issues, led by Early Detection Programme Group Leader Dr Charlie Massie. Refreshments will be provided.

Breakfast meeting: Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam

Date: Thursday 14th September 2017 
Time: 08:00 - 09:00 
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Gallery

These monthly 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. Our next breakfast meeting is opened by Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam, University Lecturer in Uro-oncology and Consultant Urologist.

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Early Detection Garden Party

Date: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Time: 17:00 -18:30
Venue: Trinity College Cambridge, Fellows' Bowling Green

To celebrate our ongoing achievements, we would like to invite you to the Early Detection programme Garden Party at Trinity College Cambridge.

Breakfast meeting: Stem cell subversion, myeloproliferative neoplasms and the earliest stages of cancer

Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 
Time: 08:00 - 09:00 
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Restaurant

These monthly 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. Our next breakfast meeting is opened by Professor Tony Green, Head of Department; Professor of Haemato-Oncology on the topic "Stem cell subversion, myeloproliferative neoplasms and the earliest stages of cancer"

27th GI Cancer Forum

Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time: 17:30 -19:30
Venue: CRUK Cambridge Institute Lecture Theatre

We are very pleased to invite you to the 27th GI Cancer Forum on July 12th. We have put together a great line up of talks with cutting edge science that will allow us to understand how GI tumours arise and metastasize, and the most advanced application of endoscopic ultrasound in hepatobiliary cancers.

Speakers: 

Dr David Wedge, Oxford University - Heterogeneity and evolution in gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr Maxime Delvincourt, Cambridge University Hospital - Use of EUS in the examination of the bile ducts: past, present and future.

Dr Ayesha Noorani, University of Cambridge - The genomics of metastatic oesophageal adenocarcinoma

At the event we will also announce the exciting GI CANCER FORUM CLINICAL PICTURE CHALLENGE. 

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Clinicians meet STEM Scientists: Using genomes and networks to catch cancer early

Date: Thursday 22nd June 2017
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Venue: Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue CB3 0HE Cambridge

Join the Early Detection Programme for the 'Clinicians meet STEM Scientists' event series focusing on idea sharing between clinical and physical scientists, in the field of early cancer detection. 

Speakers
Professor Sir Bruce Ponder: Emeritus Professor of Oncology and Founding Director of CRUK Cambridge Centre.

Dr Florian Markowetz: Group Leader, CRUK Cambridge Institute.

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Breakfast meeting: CanTest project & Primary Care

Date: Tuesday 6th June 2017 
Time: 08:00 - 09:00 
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Restaurant

These monthly 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. Our next breakfast meeting is opened by Dr Fiona Walter, Principal Researcher in Primary Care Cancer Research and leader of the CanTest team.

Clinicians meet STEM Scientists: Early detection of lung cancer - multidisciplinary challenges and opportunities

Date: Monday 22nd May 2017
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Venue: Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue CB3 0HE Cambridge

Join the Early Detection Programme for the 'Clinicians meet STEM Scientists' event series focusing on idea sharing between clinical and physical scientists, in the field of early cancer detection.

Speakers
Dr Frank McCaughan: University Lecturer at the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals. His laboratory research is focused on understanding the early driver events critical to the development of lung cancer and translating this knowledge into novel approaches to early detection and novel therapeutics or chemoprevention agents.

Dr Carola Schonlieb: Reader in Applied and Computational Analysis, head of the Cambridge Image Analysis (CIA) group at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). Her area of expertise is mathematical image reconstruction and image analysis, designed and adapted to various application areas, among them biomedical imaging. In this context we work on high resolution image reconstruction for MR, PET, EM; image reconstruction and analysis for multi-modal imaging; object segmentation, tracking and motion analysis for various imaging modalities.

Breakfast meeting: Thinking big - Cancer early detection in 2027, goals and barriers to progress

Date: Thursday 11th May 2017
Time: 08:00 - 09:00
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Restaurant

These monthly 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. Our next breakfast meeting is opened by Dr David Crosby, CRUK Director of Early Detection and Dr Lauren Kerr, CRUK  Early Detection Programme Manager. The topic of this month's meeting will be "Thinking big: Cancer early detection in 2027 - goals and barriers to progress".

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Clinicians meet STEM Scientists: Novel tools for lung cancer early diagnosis and therapy

Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Venue: Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue CB3 0HE Cambridge

Join the Early Detection Programme for the 'Clinicians meet STEM Scientists' event series focusing on idea sharing between clinical and physical scientists, in the field of early cancer detection.

Speakers
Dr Robert Rintoul: Consultant respiratory physician in thoracic oncology at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow in the University of Cambridge. Robert is currently the lead clinician for cancer at Papworth Hospital and Director of the Papworth Hospital Clinical Trials Unit Collaboration. The focus of his work is around clinical trials and translational research in malignant mesothelioma and the early detection of lung cancer.

Dr Daniel Munoz-Espín: Group Leader, Early Detection Programme. Daniel's laboratory focuses on the fundamental mechanisms and processes that lie at the origin of lung cancer. In particular, the interplay between cellular senescence and cellular plasticity, and the role of cancer stem cells. He aims to translate this knowledge using diagnostic and therapeutic tools based on novel mesoporous silica nanoparticles targeted to senescent cells.

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Breakfast meeting: Improving management and diagnosis of Barrett’s oesophagus and early oesophageal carcinoma

Date: Thursday 13th April 2017
Time: 08:00 - 09:00
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Restaurant.

These monthly 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. Our next breakfast meeting is opened by Dr Massimiliano Di Pietro, MRC Senior Clinician Scientist and Gastroenterology Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital with a specific interest in early detection of upper gastro-intestinal cancer, on the topic "Improving management and diagnosis of Barrett’s oesophagus and early oesophageal carcinoma".

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Love your lifestyle

Date: Sunday 26th March 2017
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Venue: 
Cancer Research UK CI, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

As part of the Science Festival Cambridge Biomedical Campus open day, from test tube to treatment, join members of the Cambridge Early Detection programme for a fun, interactive game looking at lifestyle factors which could contribute to risk of cancer development. Aimed at children in KS1 and KS2.

Many other activities are planned for this Biomedical Campus wide event. Further details may be found here.

Cambridge Cancer Center Postdoc meeting

Date: Friday 17th March 2017
Time: 09:00 - 18:00, followed by drinks and dinner
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI (dinner at Clare College)

This meeting is aimed at all cancer-related postdocs across Cambridge and has been planned and organised by a committee of postdocs from different departments and institutes. Dr Daniel Muñoz-Espín will be one of the speakers at the event.

Cambridge Science Festival: Is earlier necessarily better?

Date: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Time:
18:00 - 19:30
Venue:
McCrum Lecture Theatre, Eagle Pub Archway (behind Eagle pub), Bene't Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QN

Following our successful Festival of Ideas event on the topic 'Are health tests really a good idea?' we are delighted to announce our plans to reprise this event at the Cambridge Science Festival on 15th March. The format of the event will be similar,showing excerpts from the BBC Horizon programme to stimulate panel and audience discussion, although the focus will be slightly more scientific. The date is set and the venue is booked so if you couldn't be there last time don’t miss it this time!

For more information please visit http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/earlier-necessarily-better

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Breakfast meeting

Date: Thursday 9th March 2017
Time: 08:00 - 09:00
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Restaurant.

These monthly 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. If you or your colleagues are involved in early cancer detection in any way please join us for an informal and pleasant start to the day. This month's breakfast meeting is opened by Davina Gale on the topic "Non-invasive cancer diagnostics".

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ELRIG Networking Event - Nano delivery of Medicines

Date: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Venue: AstraZenenca (Darwin Building), 310 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0FZ

ELRIG is pleased to announce our first free-to-attend networking event of 2017 in the Cambridge area. We continue our focus of developing networking opportunities for unmet scientific or technical challenges. The March event will focus on the challenges of nanodeliveries for therapeutics and will involve informal presentations by guest speakers followed by a free food and drinks reception to facilitate further networking. This event will feature presentations from:

Dr Stefano Pluchino - Department of Clinical Neurosciences University of Cambridge
Dr Daniel Muñoz-Espín - Department of Oncology Hutchison MRC Research Centre

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Breakfast meeting

Date: Thursday 9th February 2017
Time: 08:00 - 09:00
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Restaurant.

These monthly 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. This month's breakfast meeting is opened by Daniel Muñoz-Espín on the topic "Nanotechnology in cancer diagnosis and therapy".

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Early Detection Annual Symposium

Date: Monday 16th January 2017
Time: 14:30 - 18:30
Venue: Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE.

This is an opportunity for researchers across Cambridge and further afield who are engaged with our programme to showcase their latest research and engage in key debates related to early detection.

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Breakfast meeting

Date: Thursday 12th January 2017
Time: 08:00 - 09:00
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Restaurant.

These monthly 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. This month's breakfast meeting is opened by Sarah Bohndiek on the topic "The role of imaging in early detection".

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Breakfast meeting

Date: Thursday 8th December 2016  
Time: 08:00 - 09:00 
Venue: Cancer Research UK CI Restaurant

These monthly 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. This month's breakfast meeting is opened by Maria Alcolea on the topic "Which model systems are useful for early detection?".

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Infographics launch party

Date: Tuesday 6th December 2016 
Time: 18:00 - 19:30 
Venue: The Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE

The aim of the infographics is to address some of the knowledge gaps that have been identified to exist across the clinical / physical science divide and encourage greater understanding and collaboration.

Click here to download the infographics.

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas: Is earlier necessarily better?

Date: Monday 24th October 2016
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Venue:
McCrum Lecture Theatre, Eagle Passage (behind Eagle Pub), Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN

The Cambridge Cancer Centre Early Detection programme invites you to explore the wider issues surrounding earlier cancer detection. Using excerpts from the BBC Horizons programme “Are health tests really a good idea” we will look at the use of cancer screening tests and an invited panel of experts representing the social, legal, anthropological, psychological, ethical and medical fields will debate the issue with the audience.