Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine

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

 These talks aim to give a general introduction to cancer biology and medicine and all students and staff are welcome to attend. The lectures will take place every Thursday from 9.30-10.30

Update 12th Jan 2022: for the time being we are reverting to online lectures  and suspending  the in-person lectures in the School of Clinical  Medicine- see below for individual links when posted.

Lent Term 2022

Thursday 6 January 9:30amDr Raj Jena, Dept of Oncology & Mr Adel Helmy, Dept of Clinical Neuroscience, CUH NHS Foundation Trust
A scientist’s guide to the art of radiation therapy & Neurosurgery for the Oncologist

Thursday 13 January 9:30am: Prof John Doorbar, Dept of Pathology 
Viral Oncology
Thursday 20 January 9:30am: Dr Jamie Blundell, Early Detection Programme, Dept of Oncology 
Mathematical and evolutionary approaches to cancer 

Thursday 27 January 9:30am: Dr Harry Bulstrode, Neurosurgeon and Post Doctoral Clinical Fellow at The Francis Crick Institute 
Clinical Treatment and Cancer Stem Cell Biology in Malignant Glioma 
ONLINE-  Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 817 3431 3935
Passcode: 388933

Thursday 3 February:  Dr Barry Davies, Global Project Leader, Oncology Combinations, Early Oncology, AstraZeneca.
The AKT inhibitor Capivasertib (AZD5363): from discovery to clinical proof of concept

Thursday 10 February: No lecture 

Thursday 17 February: Dr Simon Cook, Babraham Institute 
The Challenges in Therapeutic Targeting of the RAF-MEK-ERK Signalling Pathway

Thursday 24 February: Dr Namshik Han, Head of Computational Biology, Milner Therapeutics Institute
Artificial Intelligence for identifying novel therapeutic targets, biomarkers and drug repositioning opportunities.
Thursday 3 March: to be confirmed
Thursday 10 March: to be confirmed.
Thursday 17 March: Dr Simón Méndez-Ferrer, Dept of Haematology. 
 The bone marrow microenvironment in myeloid malignancies.

 To be updated

please find below  details of the previous lectures  in this series which were presented in  the last 12 months  

Michaelmas Term 2021

Thursday 21 October 9:30amDr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
Tumour structure and nomenclature  

Thursday 28 October 9:30am: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
Overview of the core ideas in cancer research

Thursday 4 November 9:30am: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology 
The mutations that drive cancer
Thursday 11 November 9:30amDr Sakari Vanharanta, MRC Cancer Unit
Introduction to the biology of metastasis  
Thursday 18 November 9:30amDr Gary Doherty, CUH NHS Foundation Trust  
Systematic anti-cancer therapy 

Thursday 25 November 9:30amProfessor Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute 
DNA repair: translating mechanistic insights towards new cancer therapies. 

Thursday 2 December 9:30amSPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Professor Jacob Stegenga,  Department of History and Philosophy of Science: Care and Cure:an Introduction to  Philosophy of Medicine

Thursday 9 December 9:30amProfessor Brian Huntly, Department of Haematology:  
 Cancer stem cells, evolution and heterogeneity

Thursday 16 December 9:30am: Prof Ferdia Gallagher, Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  
Oncological imaging 1: introduction and non-radionuclide techniques 
 and  Dr Luigi Aloj, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 
Oncological Imaging 2: radionuclide techniques
 Thursday 18 March: Dr Amos Burke, Clinical Consultant - Department of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Care, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Paediatric malignancies: an overview. 
Thursday 25 MarchDr Richard Baird, Breast Cancer Programme, 
Breast Cancer - Demographics, Presentation, Diagnosis and the Patient Pathway

 Easter Term 2021

Thursday 15 April:  Dr Robert Rintoul, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Frank  McCaughan Dept of Biochemistry
Lung Cancer. Part 1. Patient pathway and Intervention;  Part 2: Futurescape
Thursday 22 April: Professor Paul Pharoah, Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology. 
This lecture has been pre-recorded as Prof Pharoah is no longer able to deliver it at the scheduled time. Please access it via this link: Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer
Thursday 29th April:  Dr Jason Carroll, CRUK Cambridge Institute
The role of transcription factors in cancer. 

Thursday 13th May: Prof Grant Stewart,  Dept of Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kidney cancer: The most lethal urological malignancy. NB this lecture was not recorded.
Thursday 20th May: Dr Suzanne Turner, Dept of Pathology, Cambridge University
Frontiers in paediatric cancer research. 
Thursday 27th May: Dr Thankamma Ajithkumar, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The promise of proton therapy in Paediatric tumours.  

Thursday 3rd June: Dr James Brenton, CRUK Cambridge Institute
Biological and Clinical features of high grade serous ovarian cancer
Thursday 10th June: Dr Cathy Wilson, Dept of Pharmacology.
Understanding Myc Transcription  

Thursday 17th June: Mr Raaj Praseedom, consultant & transplant surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
Diagnostics and patient pathways in pancreatic cancer 

Thursday 24th June Dr Giulia Biffi , CRUK Cambridge Institute  
It takes a village: targeting the non-cancerous neighbours to fight pancreatic cancer 
Thursday 1st July: Dr Eric Rahrmann, CRUK Cambridge Institute 
In vivo functional screens for modelling cancer initiation and progression 
No lecture 8th July

Thursday 15th July: Dr Ignacia Arteaga, Dept of Social Anthropology 
From another lens: An anthropological perspective on cancer and care in the UK.
Thursday 22nd July: Prof John Doorbar, Dept of Pathology 
Viral Oncology