Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine

Dr Paul Edwards
Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine series
Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine series

The talks aim to give a general introduction to cancer biology and medicine and all students and staff are welcome to attend.

The lectures take place every Thursday from 9.30-10.30 - currently online - use the link shown to apply to join  (Unless otherwise stated).

 

Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Easter Term 2020

Thursday 23 April: Dr Jamie Blundell, Early Detection Programme
Mathematical and evolutionary approaches to cancer

Thursday 30 April: Professor Paul Pharoah, Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology. 
Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer 

Thursday 7 May: Prof Jason Carroll, CRUK Cambridge Institute. 
The role of transcription factors in cancer 

Thursday 14 May: Dr Grant Stewart, Department of Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 
Kidney Cancer - The most lethal urological malignancy.            (If you would like a copy of the presentation slides, please contact us.)

Thursday 21 May: Dr Amos Burke, Clinical Consultant - Department of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Care. 
Paediatric malignancies: an overview

Thursday 28 May: Dr Namshik Han, Head of Computational Biology, Milner Institute. 
Artificial Intelligence for identifying novel therapeutic targets, biomarkers and drug repositioning opportunities.  

Thursday 4 June: Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam, Department of Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The clinical and biological basis of prostate cancer - from diagnosis to personalised therapy 

Thursday 11 June: Dr Thankamma Ajithkumar, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Department of Oncology
 
The promise of proton therapy in Paediatric tumours 

Thursday 18 June: Dr Daniel Munoz-Espin, Group Leader, Department of Oncology. 
Role of cellular senescence in cancer and ageing: therapeutic opportunities 

Thursday 25 June: Dr Robert Rintoul, Clinical Consultant, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and Dr Frank McCaughan, Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow / Honorary Consultant, Department of Biochemistry School of Clinical Medicine.
Lung Cancer Part 1. - Patient Pathway and intervention.  Part 2. - Lung Cancer: Futurescape 

Thursday 2 July: Mr Simon Buczacki, Lecturer - Department of Haematology. The biology and fundamental management of colorectal cancer

Thursday 9 July: Prof John Doorbar, Department of Pathology.
Viral Oncology (Google Meet URL - meet.google.com/tyd-okcn-wmr)

Thursday 16 July: Mr Raaj Praseedom, Consultant HPB-Transplant Surgeon, Lead clinician for the East of England Specialist HPB Specialist Multidisciplinary Team.
Diagnostics and patient pathways in pancreatic cancer (Google Meet URL - meet.google.com/epi-proa-bxu)

Please see the series listing on the talks.cam website

Past Lectures

Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Michaelmas Term 2019

Thursday 24 October: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology .
Tumour pathology, structure and nomenclature

Thursday 31 October: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology .
Overview of the core ideas in cancer research

Thursday 7 November: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology .
The mutations that drive cancer

Thursday 14 November: Dr Sakari Vanharanta, MRC Cancer Unit .
Introduction to the biology of metastasis- if you would like a copy of the presentation slides, please contact us.

Thursday 21 November: Dr Christian Frezza, MRC Cancer Unit Note: This begins at 0900am. .
Dysregulated metabolism: passenger or driver of cancer?

Thursday 28 November: Professor Brian Huntly, Department of Haematology.
Cancer stem cells, evolution and heterogeneity

Thursday 5 December: CANCELLED Professor Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute (rescheduled to 9 April) .
DNA repair: translating mechanistic insights towards new cancer therapies.

Thursday 12 December: Dr Jacqui Shields, MRC Cancer Unit.
Exploring the role of the tumour microenvironment: what do the other cells do?


Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Lent Term 2020

Thursday 9 JanuaryDr Gary Doherty, Department of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy 

Thursday 16 January: Dr Christine Parkinson, Department of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Immunotherapy

Thursday 23 JanuaryDr Raj Jena, Department of Oncology and Dr Adel Helmy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience CUH NHS Foundation Trust 
A scientists guide to the art of radiation therapy & Neurosurgery for the Oncologist

Thursday 30 JanuaryNO LECTURE

Thursday 6 FebruaryCANCELLED Dr Harry Bulstrode, Neurosurgeon, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Treatment and Cancer Stem Cell Biology in Malignant Glioma

Thursday 13 February: Dr Barry Davies, Director, Clinical and Translational Scientific Alliances, AstraZeneca.
The AKT inhibitor Capivasertib (AZD5363): from discovery to clinical proof of concept- if you would like a copy of the presentation slides, please contact us.

Thursday 20 February: Dr Simon Cook, Babraham Institute
The Challenges in Therapeutic Targeting of the RAF-MEK-ERK Signalling Pathway

Thursday 27 FebruaryDr Ferdia Gallagher, Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust : Oncological imaging: introduction and non-radionuclide techniques  and  Dr Luigi Aloj, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Oncological Imaging: radionuclide techniques

Thursday 5 MarchProf Rebecca Fitzgerald, Early Detection Programme
Introduction to the early detection of cancer and novel interventions

Thursday 12 MarchProf Antonis Antoniou, Early Detection Programme
The Development of Cancer Risk Susceptibility Models and Application to Early Detection

Thursday 19 March: lecture CANCELLED

Thursday 26 MarchDr Richard Baird, Breast Cancer Programme, virtual lecture
Breast Cancer - Demographics, Presentation, Diagnosis and the Patient Pathway

Thursday 2 AprilDr Simón Méndez-Ferrer, Department of Haematology, virtual lecture
The bone marrow microenvironment in myeloid malignancies

Thursday 9 April: Professor Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute, virtual lecture
DNA repair: translating mechanistic insights towards new cancer therapies.