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What's on at UCL
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What's on at King's College London
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Charlie Swanton's latest paper uncovers the link between car fumes and lung cancer that helps explain why so many non-smokers develop the disease and has received ample media attention. This study has been  reported at ESMO.

Jeremy Carlton 2022 Hooke medal winner

The latest issue of Jounal of Cell Science was included an interview to Jeremy carlton, winner of the Hooke Medal by the British Society for Cell Biology (BSCB). Click here to read more

Prof Gert Attard receives Agilent Thought Leader Award

Professor Gerhardt Attard from the UCL Cancer Institute has been selected to receive a prestigious Agilent Thought Leader Award for his work using cutting-edge liquid biopsy technology to identify biomarkers to monitor response to drugs and cancer progression in patients with advanced prostate cancer.

CRUK Funding opportunities



UCL Brain Cancer Seminar Series in collaboration with the University of Toronto

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022

Time: 12-1pm BST

Where: Zoom (Link is shared after registration)


Laura K. Donovan - (UCL GOSH ICH) The basic science of CAR T-cells and challenges facing the treatment of aggressive paediatric brain tumours

Mathew Voisin - (UoT) Determining the underlying mechanisms of glioma progression and recurrence

To register, please visit the Eventbrite page.

For further information about the UCL Brain Cancer Seminar Series, or if you would like to present at future seminars, please contact Morium Ali - BRC Neuro-Oncology Coordinator and follow us on twitter

NCITA Lecture 

'Talking with patients about sad, bad and just plain difficult things' with Prof Dame Lesley Fallowfield
Date and time
Wed 21 September 2022
14:00-15:00 (online)
Register NOW!
Find out more here

Listen to CRUK latest podcast episode as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, which features a conversation with Professor Richard Gilbertson. Richard is a paediatric oncology clinician scientist and is the Director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre. He has dedicated his career to understanding more about childhood brain tumours and is known for his work identifying different types of medulloblastoma and ependymoma – two of the most common kinds of childhood brain tumour.Richard talks about the challenges and successes of the childhood cancer research community, how he sees the future of the field and some of the transformative discoveries his lab has made on the origins and biology of childhood brain cancers.


Cancer Research UK City of London Symposium

14th and 15th of November at the Crick Institute

We are pleased to announce that the CRUK City of London Symposium registration is now open!


Confirmed Speakers: Professor Fran Balkwill, Professor Toby Lawrence, Professor Victoria Sanz Moreno, Dr Sheeba Irshad, Dr Sophie Acton, Dr Stuart McDonald, Professor John Anderson, Professor John Marshall, Dr Kamil Kranc, Dr Sam Janes, Dr Sarah McClelland, Dr Kevin Litchfield, Dr Jacqui Shields, Dr Graeme Hewitt, Dr Jamie Dean, Dr Ilaria Malanchi, Dr Jessica Okosun, Professor Jody Rosenblatt and Dr Leanne Li

Keynote speakers: Professor Gerard Evan and Professor Gillian Griffiths

To submit talk or poster abstracts, please follow this link. The deadline is the 30th of September

Other Events

Crick Cancer Symposium

The Crick Cancer Symposium will take place on the 3rd and 4th of October 2022, you can register by following this link

Registration by 18th September
Abstract deadline 24th August
Registration: £100
Student discount: £50

For more info click here

Black in Cancer Conference

Empowering the next generation
Date and time
Mon, Oct 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – Tue, Oct 11, 2022, 5:00 PM BST
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD     Register here

This in-person event will bring together scientists, advocacy groups, and key partners from across the globe to connect, spark new collaborations and discuss the most pressing issues facing the Black research and patient communities. 
The exciting two-day programme combines international keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops focusing on the themes of research, equality and patient experience. The event will also include formal and informal networking opportunities as well as mentoring and poster sessions. 
Find out more about the agenda and keep up with all the latest conference information here

Medicine at the Crick
Escaping the Antibiotic Apocalypse
Date and time
Thursday 3 November 2022, 14:00-18:15
Hybrid event taking place virtually and in person, organised by The Francis Crick Institute, London
This event will look into the so-called Antibiotic Apocalypse, where medicine is reverting to the pre-antibiotic era due to the global dissemination of multi-drug resistant bacteria. This Medicine at the Crick event will cover a number of aspects of the rise in antibiotic resistance and ways to fight it.
Speakers include ​​​Prof Dame Sally Davies (UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance), Prof Alison Holmes (Imperial College London), Prof Craig MacLean (University of Oxford), Prof Melanie Blokesch (Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and Prof Jose Bengoechea (Queen’s University Belfast). Prof Gordon Dougan (Wellcome) will chair our Q&A panel discussion.
The panel discussion will be followed by a networking and drinks reception for in-person attendees.
 Find out more info in Medicine at the Crick and register via Eventbrite to order a free virtual or in-person ticket for the event.

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