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 - Lent Term 2020
Thursday 9 January: Dr Gary Doherty, Department 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
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 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
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.
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 5 December: 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?