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Saturday 22 February 2020 (All day)

UCL Cancer Charities Alliance and Medical Society present “New Ways to Tackle Cancer”, an oncology conference focusing on breakthroughs in cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment as well as career prospects in cancer research and development. In addition to talks and workshops, there will also be a poster competition held during lunch break. Majority of ticket sales will go to Cancer Research UK and the Institute of Cancer Research.

Early bird £5 (falls under the concessions category)
UCL students £8
Members of CCA £5
Concessions £9
Public £12

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Over the course of the day, we will be welcoming speakers from UCL Cancer Institute, UCLH, Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research to discuss the incredible breakthroughs that are happening in cancer research with a core focus on screening, diagnosis and treatment. We will also be welcoming speakers in the afternoon session who will discuss the pipeline of research and development in the field of Oncology and the different career prospects, which ranges from biology, crystallography, chemistry to pre-clinical trials.

This will be an excellent opportunity to gain further insight into the current developments in this dynamic and evolving field, with the chance to meet the key figures pioneering these developments.

Schedule of the day:
9:00-9:30 - Registration
9:30-9:40 - Speech from the president of CCA and Medical society
9:40-10:20 - Professor Ros Eeles
Screening: Prospects for Screening of Prostate Cancer (the most common male cancer) in relation to oncogenetics…
10:30 -11:10 - Professor Robert Huddart
Treatment: Application of Radiotherapy in Cancer
11:20-12:00 - Dr Sara Ghorashian
Treatment: How CAR-T cell therapy cures Cancer…
12:10-12:50 – Professor Siow-Ming Lee
Diagnosis and Clinical Trials: Recent Breakthroughs to Improve Lung Cancer Treatment Outcomes…
13:00-14:30 Lunch break - Poster Competition run by @UCL Medical Society
Afternoon sessions focus mainly on career prospects in cancer research.
14:30-15:00 Professor Bissan Al Lazikani (Biology)
15:10-15:40 Dr Yann-Vai Le Bihan (Crystallography)…
15:50-16:20 Dr Mahad Gati Lou (Chemistry)
16:30-17:00 Dr Florence Raynaud (Pre-clinical Trials)…

This conference is being endorsed by the Institute of Cancer Research, UCL Cancer Institute and Cancer Research UK.