All first year CRUK Cambridge Centre 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 click on the lecture title to access the slide presentation from the lecture - these are for personal reference only; please contact the speaker if you would like to use any of the information in their presentations.
The lectures take place every Thursday from 9.30-10.30 in the Clinical School Lecture Theatre 2
Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Lent Term 2019
Thursday 3 January: Dr Mike Scott, Department of Haematology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The integrated approach to the diagnosis of haematological malignancies
Thursday 10 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 24 January: Dr Christine Parkinson, Department of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Thursday 31 January: Dr Thankamma Ajithkumar and Dr Helen Hatcher, Department of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Thursday 7 February: LECTURE CANCELLED
Thursday 14 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 21 February: Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald, Early Detection Programme
Introduction to the early detection of cancer and novel interventions
Thursday 28 February: Dr Charlie Massie, Early Detection Programme
Liquid biopsy biomarkers for early detection; general principles and specific examples
Thursday 8 March: Prof Antonis Antoniou, Early Detection Programme
The development of cancer risk susceptibility models and application to early detection
Thursday 14 March: LECTURE CANCELLED
Thursday 21 March: Prof Brian Huntly, Department of Haematology
Demographics, presentation, diagnosis and patient pathway
Thursday 28 March: Dr Simón Méndez-Ferrer, Department of Haematology
The bone marrow microenvironment in myeloid malignancies
Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine – Easter Term 2019
Thursday 18 April: Dr Charlotte Coles, (University of Cambridge) Breast Cancer Programme and Hilary Stobart.
Breast cancer - demographics, presentation, diagnosis and patient pathway
Thursday 25 April: Dr Jason Carroll, CRUK Cambridge Institute and Dr Walid Khaled, Department of Pharmacology.
The role of Transcription factors in cancer
Thursday 2 May: Dr James Brenton, CRUK Cambridge Institute and Professor Paul Pharoah, Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology.
Biological and Clinical Features of High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Thursday 9 May: Dr Grant Stewart, Department of Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Kidney Cancer - The most lethal urological malignancy
Thursday 16 May: Professor Paul Pharoah, Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology
Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer
Thursday 23 May: 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 30 May: Mr Thomas Santarius, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Brain tumours - demographics, presentation, diagnosis and patient pathway
Thursday 6 June: Dr Harry Bulstrode, Neurosurgeon, Department of Clinical Neuroscience.
Clinical Treatment and Cancer Stem Cell Biology in Malignant Glioma
Thursday 13 June: Dr Amos Burke, Clinical Consultant - Department of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Care.
Paediatric malignancies: an overview
Thursday 20 June: Dr Sam Behjati - Research Fellow in Medical Sciences and Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow, Department of Paediatrics and WTSI
The childhood cancer genome
Thursday 27 June: Dr Marc de la Roche, Lecturer - Department of Biochemistry.
Cellular signalling networks in colon cancer and the models to study them - a basic research perspective
Thursday 4 July: 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 11 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
Thursday 18 July: Dr Barry Davies, Director, Clinical and Translational Scientific Alliances, AstraZeneca.
"The AKT inhibitor Capivasertib (AZD5363): from discovery to clinical proof of concept"
Thursday 25 July: Dr Matthew Murray, Academic Consultant Paediatric Oncologist.
MicroRNAs as circulating biomarkers in cancer
Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Michaelmas Term 2018
Thursday 1 November: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
Tumour pathology, structure and nomenclature
Thursday 8 November: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
Overview of the core ideas in cancer research
Thursday 15 November: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
The mutations that drive cancer
Thursday 22 November: Dr Christian Frezza, MRC Cancer Unit
Dysregulated metabolism: passenger or driver of cancer?
Thursday 13 December: Professor Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute
DNA repair: translating mechanistic insights towards new cancer therapies.
For details of talks up to the end of July 2019 and for last minute changes, please see the series listing on the talks.cam website.