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.

Please contact the organisers (Louisa Bellis, Justin Holt) or the speaker if you would like a copy of their presentation.

The lectures take place every Thursday from 9.30-10.30 in the Clinical School Lecture Theatre 2. (Unless otherwise stated).

 

Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Lent Term 2020

Thursday 9 January: Dr 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 January: Dr 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 January: NO LECTURE

Thursday 6 February: CANCELLED 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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 19 March: Dr Jamie Blundell, Early Detection Programme
Mathematical and evolutionary approaches to cancer

Thursday 26 March: Dr Richard Baird, Breast Cancer Programme 
Breast Cancer - Demographics, Presentation, Diagnosis and the Patient Pathway

Thursday 2 April: Dr Simón Méndez-Ferrer, Department of Haematology This will be held remotely - email ljb201@cam.ac.uk to join the lecture
The bone marrow microenvironment in myeloid malignancies

Thursday 9 April: Professor Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute. This will be held remotely - email ljb201@cam.ac.uk to join the lecture

DNA repair: translating mechanistic insights towards new cancer therapies.


Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Easter Term 2020

Thursday 23 April: Dr James Brenton, CRUK Cambridge Institute.

Biological and Clinical Features of High Grade Serous Ovarian 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

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 Catherine Wilson, Lecturer, Department of Pathology.
Understanding Myc Transcription

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

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

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

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 (CANCELLED) .
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?