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 - 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 29 November: Dr Sakari Vanharanta, MRC Cancer Unit
Introduction to the biology of metastasis
Thursday 6 December: Professor Brian Huntly, Department of Haematology
Cancer stem cells, evolution and heterogeneity
Thursday 13 December: Professor Steve Jackson, The Gurdon Institute
DNA repair: translating mechanistic insights towards new cancer therapies.
Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine - Lent Term 2019
Thursday 3 January: Dr Mike Scott, Department of Haematology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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 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 28 March: Dr Simón Méndez-Ferrer, Department of Haematology
Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine – Easter Term 2018
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.