The 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 - in the William Harvey Lecture Theatre, School of Clinical Medicine. Please Note that face masks are mandatory when attending
Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Michaelmas Term 2020
Thursday 22 October: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
Tumour structure and nomenclature
Thursday 29 October: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
Overview of the core ideas in cancer research
Thursday 5 November: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
The mutations that drive cancer
Thursday 12 November: Dr Sakari Vanharanta, MRC Cancer Unit
Introduction to the biology of metastasis
Thursday 19 November: Dr Christian Frezza, MRC Cancer Unit
Cancer metabolism, a hallmark of cancer
Thursday 26 November: Professor Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute
DNA repair: translating mechanistic insights towards new cancer therapies
Thursday 3 December: Professor Brian Huntly, Department of Haematology
Cancer stem cells, evolution and heterogeneity
Thursday 10 December: Dr Jacqui Shields, MRC Cancer Unit
Exploring the role of the tumour microenvironment: what do the other cells do?
Thursday 17 December: Dr Gary Doherty, CUH NHS Foundation Trust
Systematic anti-cancer therapy Online only: (Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/bfp-pafk-znm)
Please see the series listing on the talks.cam website
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
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- 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 February: Dr 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 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: lecture CANCELLED
Thursday 26 March: Dr Richard Baird, Breast Cancer Programme, virtual lecture
Breast Cancer - Demographics, Presentation, Diagnosis and the Patient Pathway
Thursday 2 April: Dr 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.
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
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