Teenage Cancer Trust Stephen Sutton Prize

21 Oct

First prize: Final results from the QUASAR2 trial, a multicentre, international randomised phase III trial of bevacizumab and capecitabine in the adjuvant setting of colorectal cancer (CRC) Rachel Kerr, University of Oxford, UK Second prize: Lifestyle and lifestyle changes as predictors of 10-year all-cause and cancer specific mortality in individuals aged 50 to 55 years Paula Berstad, Cancer Registry […]

What can we learn from circulating tumour cells in lung cancer – biomarkers, mouse models, drug resistance and heterogeneity

22 Sep

Caroline Dive, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK Two paradigms exist for circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in lung cancer. In small cell lung cancer (SCLC), CTCs detected by the EpCAM dependent CellSearch platform are prevalent, CTC number is prognostic (‘cut off’ >50 CTCs in 7.5ml blood), dynamic range (up to 1000s CTCs in 7.5ml blood) is […]

Plenary talk: Dr Luis Parada

25 Apr

Luis F. Parada grew up in Bogota, Colombia.  He obtained a BS from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Biology from MIT in 1985 identifying oncogenes in human cancer.  He was a Damon Runyon and later Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pasteur Institute.   From 1988 to 1994, he headed the Molecular […]

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Praise from the 2013 NCRI Conference

The conference was exceptionally well organised and provided a lot of time for networking with other researchers as well as a good platform to find out more  about the latest technologies available to assist in research.

Navigating the conference programme is made easy for bursary holders and the conference itself gives a wealth of information to take back into the work we are doing. The poster sessions in particular are an opportunity to meet some good contacts.

The opportunity to learn more than I already know, so that I am able to update and help others in my group

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