Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine 2017-18

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

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 – Easter Term 2018

Thursday 12 April: Dr Charlotte Coles, Department of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Breast cancer - demographics, presentation, diagnosis and patient pathway

Thursday 19 April: Professor Brian Huntly, Department of Haematology
Demographics, presentation, diagnosis and patient pathway of haematological malignancies

Thursday 26 April: Dr Jason Carroll, CRUK Cambridge Institute and Dr Walid Khaled, Department of Pharmacology
Transcription factors as drivers and drug targets in cancer

Thursday 03 May: Dr Andy Pierce, AstraZeneca
Translational Science: using biomarkers to guide clinical development in oncology

Thursday 10 May: Dr James Brenton, CRUK Cambridge Institute and Professor Paul Pharoah, Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology
Ovarian cancer - frontiers in research

Thursday 17 May: Dr Grant Stewart, Department of Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kidney cancer: the most lethal urological malignancy

Thursday 24 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 31 May: Dr Florian Markowetz, CRUK Cambridge Institute
5 selfish reasons to work reproducibly

Thursday 07 June: *PLEASE NOTE 09.00 START TIME* Mr Thomas Santarius, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Brain tumours - demographics, presentation, diagnosis, patient pathways

Thursday 14 June: Dr Amos Burke, Department of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Care, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric malignancies: an overview

Thursday 21 June: Dr Suzanne Turner, Department of Pathology
Frontiers in paediatric cancer research

Thursday 28 June: Mr Simon Buczacki, CRUK Cambridge Institute and Dr Marc de la Roche, Department of Biochemistry
Colorectal cancer. Part 1. Presentation, Diagnosis and Intervention. Part 2. Cellular signalling networks in colon cancer and the models to study them - a basic research perspective

Thursday 05 July: *PLEASE NOTE 09.00 START TIME for this talk* Dr Robert Rintoul, CUH and Papworth NHS Foundation Trusts, and Dr Frank McCaughan, Department of Biochemistry
Lung Cancer. Part 1. Patient pathway and Intervention. Part 2. Lung Cancer: Futurescape

Thursday 12 July: Mr Raaj Praseedom, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Diagnostics and patient pathways in pancreatic cancer

Thursday 19 July: Dr Tobias Janowitz, Department of Oncology
Research frontiers and new therapeutic strategies in pancreatic cancer

Thursday 26 July: Dr Matthew Murray, Department of Pathology
MicroRNAs as circulating biomarkers in cancer

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Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Michaelmas Term 2017

Thursday 2 November: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
Tumour structure and nomenclature

Click on the lecture title to access the slide presentation - these are for personal reference only, please contact Paul Edwards if you would like to use any of his slides.

Thursday 9 November: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology

Overview of the core ideas in cancer research
Click on the lecture title to access the slide presentation - these are for personal reference only, please contact Paul Edwards if you would like to use any of his slides.

Thursday 16 November: Dr Paul Edwards, Emeritus Reader in Cancer Biology
The mutations that drive cancer
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Thursday 23 November: Dr Christian Frezza, MRC Cancer Unit
Cancer metabolism, a hallmark of cancer
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Thursday 30 November: Professor Brian Huntly, Department of Haematology
Cancer stem cells, evolution and heterogeneity
Click on the lecture title to access the slide presentation - these are for personal reference only, please contact Brian Huntly if you would like to use any of his slides.

Thursday 7 December: Dr Sakari Vanharanta, MRC Cancer Unit
Introduction to the biology of metastasis 
Slides from this lecture are available on request - please contact Sakari Vanharanta.

Thursday 14 December: Professor Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute
DNA repair: from mechanistic insights to therapeutic applications in cancer
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Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Lent Term 2018

Thursday 11 Jan: Dr Raj Jena, Department of Onocology and Dr Colin Watts, Department of Clinical Neuroscience CUH NHS Foundation Trust
Radiotherapy and surgery

Thursday 18 Jan: Dr Bristi Basu, Department of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Systemic anti-cancer therapy

Thursday 25 Jan: Dr Christine Parkinson, Department of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Immunotherapy

Thursday 1 Feb: Dr Thankamma Ajithkumar and Dr Helen Hatcher, Department of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Survivorship

Thursday 8 Feb: Dr Ferdia Gallagher, Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oncological imaging: introduction and non-radionuclide techniques

Thursday 15 Feb: Dr Luigi Aloj, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oncological Imaging: radionuclide techniques

Thursday 22 Feb: Prof Paul Pharoah and Dr Jamie Blundell, Early Detection Programme
Introduction to early detection and tumour development

Thursday 1 March: Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald and Dr Charlie Massie, Early Detection Programme
Biomarkers and novel tools for early detection; general principles and specific examples

Thursday 8 March: Dr Sarah Bohndiek and Dr Daniel Munoz-Espin, Early Detection Programme
Imaging techniques and novel tools for early detection and intervention

TALK CANCELLED Thursday 15 March: Dr Paul Smith, AstraZeneca
Targets for drug discovery: from target validation to the clinic

Thursday 22 March: Dr Simon Mendez-Ferrer, Department of Haematology
The microenvironment in the myeloid malignancies

For details of talks up to the end of July 2018 and for last minute changes, please see the series listing on the talks.cam website.