Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine

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

All CRUK Cambridge Centre MRes and first year PhD students are required to attend the 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 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

Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Michaelmas Term 2019

Thursday 24 OctoberDr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
Tumour pathology, structure and nomenclature


Thursday 31 OctoberDr 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 NovemberProfessor Brian Huntly, Department of Haematology
Cancer stem cells, evolution and heterogeneity

Thursday 5 December: Professor Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute
DNA repair: translating mechanistic insights towards new cancer therapies
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Thursday 12 December: Dr Jacqui ShieldsMRC 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 January: Dr Gary DohertyDepartment of Onocology Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy NOTE: This starts at 1000am

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 Onocology 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: 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
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 AntoniouEarly Detection Programme
The Development of Cancer Risk Susceptibility Models and Application to Early Detection

Thursday 19 March: TBC
TBC


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
The bone marrow microenvironment in myeloid malignancies

 


For details of talks up to the end of July 2020 and for last minute changes, please see the series listing on the talks.cam website.