2019 Programme

The 2019 NCRI Conference takes place between Sunday 3 November – Tuesday 5 November 2019 at the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, UK

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Programme Details

Sunday 3 November
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Hall 4
Registration opens
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Lomond Auditorium
Opening speech
Chair: Iain Frame, National Cancer Research Institute
Speaker: Gregor Smith, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
1:45 pm - 2:25 pm
Lomond Auditorium
Deconstructing K-RAS signalling in cancer: Identification of effective therapeutic strategies for lung and pancreatic tumours
Chair: Clare Isacke, The Institute of Cancer Research
Speaker: Mariano Barbacid, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
2:25 pm - 3:05 pm
Lomond Auditorium
Interventional pharmacoeconomics: A new discipline for a cost-constrained environment
Chair: Ruth Plummer, Newcastle University
Speaker: Mark Ratain, University of Chicago
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hall 4
Exhibition opens
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
3:05 pm - 3:45 pm
Lomond Auditorium
Breaking the obesity-cancer link: New targets and strategies
Chair: Sam Ahmedzai, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker: Stephen Hursting, Nutrition Research Institute, North Carolina
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Hall 4
Coffee break, networking, exhibition and poster viewing
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Hall 4
Incredible you – colouring session
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
4:15 pm - 4:20 pm
Lomond Auditorium
Welcome speech from Lord Provost office
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
4:20 pm - 5:00 pm
Lomond Auditorium
Thinking outside the box for the early detection of cancer
Chair: Linda Bauld, University of Edinburgh
Speaker: Rebecca Fitzgerald, MCR Cancer Unit, Cambridge
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Hall 1
Influence of nutrition on oncogenesis, prevention and clinical outcomes during and after treatment
Chair: Mark Hull, Faculty of Medicine, Leeds
Chair: Stephen Hursting,
Speaker: Stephen Hursting, Nutrition Research Institute, North Carolina, USA
Speaker: Barry Laird, Cancer Research UK, Edinburgh Centre
Speaker: Annie Anderson, University of Dundee
Speaker: Mark Hull, Faculty of Medicine, Leeds
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Boisdale
Innovations in cancer drug discovery: A new opportunity for serendipity
Chair: Neil Carragher, University of Edinburgh
Speaker: Arpita Ray, Benevolent AI. London
Speaker: Susanne Müller-Knapp, Structural Genomics Consortium, Frankfurt
Speaker: Asier Unciti Broceta, University of Edinburgh
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Dochart
mTOR and signalling in cancer
Chair: Martin Bushell, CRUK Beatson Institute
Speaker: Kun-Liang Guan, University of California San Diego, USA
Speaker: Simon Cook, Babraham Institute, Cambridge
Speaker: Victoria Cowling, University of Dundee
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Carron
Population risk stratification for early detection and unintended consequences
Chair: Gareth Evans, University of Manchester
Speaker: Adam Brentnall, Queen Mary University of London
Speaker: Rosalind Eeles, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
Speaker: Ian Tomlinson, University of Birmingham
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
M2-4
Precision medicine platforms to guide patient management in gastrointestinal cancers: Promise and pitfalls
Chair: Naureen Starling, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker: Russell Petty, University of Dundee
Speaker: Janet Graham, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center
Speaker: Ian Tannock, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto, Canada
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Alsh
Bench to bedside: CAR T-cells
Chair: John Maher, Kings College London
Speaker: Renier Brentjens, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Speaker: Reuben Benjamin, Kings College London
Speaker: Anastasios Karadimitris, Imperial College London
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
6:40 pm - 7:25 pm
Boisdale
Does it work? A beginners guide to clinical trials
Speaker: Martin Christlieb, University of Oxford
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
6:40 pm - 7:25 pm
Dochart
The Cancer Drugs Fund and implementation of CAR-T and ATMPS in NHS England: Lesson learned
Speaker: Robert Ferley, Commercial Medicines Directorate, NHS England
Speaker: Sophie Solti, Specialized Commissioning, NHS England
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
6:40 pm - 7:25 pm
Alsh
Future research leaders: A session exploring the role of NCRI with early career investigators
Chair: Iain Frame, National Cancer Research Institute
Speaker: Chris Jones, University of Leeds
Speaker: Ellen Copson, University of Southampton
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Hall 4
Civic reception, networking, poster and exhibition viewing
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
7:00 pm - 7:10 pm
Igloo - Hall 4
How Cancer Research UK can help you with PPI – CRUK Igloo session
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hall 4
Lets get creative with Lego
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
7:15 pm - 7:25 pm
Igloo - Hall 4
UK Top 10 Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) Research Priorities – a year on
Speaker: Mariano Kalfors, National Cancer Research Institute
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm
Igloo - Hall 4
MRC Igloo session
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
7:45 pm - 7:55 pm
Igloo - Hall 4
Igloo session – TBC
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Hall 4
Book club
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
8:15 pm - 8:25 pm
Igloo - Hall 4
Chase Clinical Igloo session
Monday 4 November
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
7:00 am - 7:30 am
External
Early morning jog
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Alsh
A career in cancer research: What industry has to offer
Chair: Sue Bailey, BMS UK
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
8:15 am - 8:45 am
Igloo - Hall 4
Mindfulness session
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Dochart
Join the flow revolution: MACSQuant® Tyto® cell sorter for closed multiparametric cell sorting – Miltenyi Biotec sponsored session
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Boisdale
Demystifying today’s science
Speaker: Elaine Vickers, Science Communicated Ltd
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Carron
Proffered papers 1
Chair: Elizabeth Patton, CRUK Edinburgh Centre, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
9:05 am - 9:45 am
Lomond Auditorium
Treatment strategies to tackle breast cancer heterogeneity
Chair: Margaret Frame, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
Speaker: Nicholas Turner, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
9:45 am - 10:25 am
Lomond Auditorium
Tumour cell plasticity as a challenge for targeted therapies
Chair: Chris Lord, Institute of Cancer Research
Speaker: Frederic de Sauvage, Genentech Inc
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
10:25 am - 11:00 am
Hall 4
Coffee break, networking, exhibition and poster viewing
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Igloo - Hall 4
Personalised follow-up pathways: history, benefits and how they can be delivered – Macmillan Cancer Support Igloo session
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
10:45 am - 10:55 am
Igloo - Hall 4
Almac Group Igloo session
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dochart
Digital pathology/machine learning
Chair: Manuel Salto-Tellez, Queens University Belfast
Speaker: Peter Bankhead, University of Edinburgh
Speaker: Viktor Koelzer, University and University Hospital Zürich
Speaker: Stephanie Craig, Queens University Belfast
Speaker: Matthew Humphries, Queens University Belfast
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hall 1
Emerging technologies for the study of cancer biology
Chair: Xin Lu, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford
Speaker: John Bayley, University of Oxford
Speaker: Chunxiao Song, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford
Speaker: Molly Stevens, Imperial College London
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Boisdale
Artificial intelligence – does it have promise for cancer prevention and early diagnosis?
Chair: David Weller, University of Edinburgh
Speaker: Brendan Delaney, Imperial College London
Speaker: Nicola Strickland, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Speaker: Paul Brennan, University of Edinburgh
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
M1
Bench to bedside: Immunotherapy
Chair: Sophie Papa, Kings College London
Speaker: Gary Middleton, University of Birmingham
Speaker: Samra Turajlic, The Institute of Cancer Research
Speaker: Nicholas Powell, Kings College London
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Carron
CTRad 10 years on – celebrating collaborative radiotherapy research in the UK
Chair: Mererid Evans, Deputy Chair CTRAD
Speaker: David Sebag-Montefiore, Chair of CTRAD, University of Leeds
Speaker: Iain Foulkes, Cancer Research UK
Speaker: Charlotte Coles, University of Cambridge
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Hall 4
Lunch, networking, exhibition and poster viewing
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
Boisdale
The Research Conundrum: Where Next For Cancer and the Immune System? – Bristol-Myers Squibb sponsored session
Speaker: Gary Middleton, University of Birmingham
Speaker: Poulam Patel,
Speaker: Gary Middleton, University of Birmingham
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
Alsh
Dragons den
Chair: Emma Kinloch, NCRI Consumer Forum Lead
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
Carron
Proffered papers 2 (Prize winners)
Speaker: Kroopa Joshi,
Speaker: Nicola Valeri, Institute for Cancer Research
Speaker: Liam Hudson, Global Discovery Chemistry
Speaker: Mirella Georgouli, King’s College London
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hall 1
Treatable but not curable: Cancer as a chronic disease
Chair: Richard Simcock, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Chair: Jo Taylor, Patient Advocate
Speaker: Phyllis Butow, University of Sydney, Australia
Speaker: Jane Maher, Macmillan Cancer Support
Speaker: Paul Cosford, Public Health England
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dochart
Mechanotransduction and invasion: The tumour microenvironment perspective
Chair and speaker: Erik Sahai, The Francis Crick Institute
Speaker: Danijela Matic Vignjevic, Curie Institute, Paris
Speaker: Fran Balkwill, Queen Mary University of London
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Carron
Metastatic dormancy
Chair: Ilaria Malanchi, The Francis Crick Institute
Speaker: Rosandra Kaplan, National Cancer Institute Centre for Cancer Research, USA
Speaker: Luigi Ombrato, The Francis Crick Institute
Speaker: Roger Gomis, IRB Barcelona
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Boisdale
The changing face of clinical trials and trial endpoints – an evolution of trial design and endpoints
Chair: Ruth Plummer, Newcastle University
Speaker: Jeff Evans, University of Glasgow
Speaker: Roger Wilson, NCRI Consumer Forum
Speaker: Mark Middleton, University of Oxford
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
M2-4
Hot topics in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Chair: Tim Meyer, Royal Free London
Speaker: Helen Reeves, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle
Speaker: Thomas Bird, CRUK Beatson Institute
Speaker: Philip Johnson, University of Liverpool
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hall 4
Coffee break, networking, exhibition and poster viewing
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
3:35 pm - 3:45 pm
Igloo - Hall 4
Bionano Genomics Igloo session
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Igloo - Hall 4
Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now Igloo session
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Hall 1
Could medically assisted dying be part of cancer care in Britain
Chair: Sam Ahmedzai, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chair: Celia Manson, Independent Nurse Advisor
Speaker: Bobbie Farsides, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Speaker: Lord Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, House of Lords
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
M1
Best of Translational Science: Recent advances in colorectal cancer
Chair and speaker: Owen Sansom, CRUK Beatson Institute
Speaker: Joanne Edwards, University of Glasgow
Speaker: Simon Leedham, University of Oxford
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Boisdale
Clinical Trials Showcase
Chair: Richard Wilson, University of Glasgow
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
5:20 pm - 6:30 pm
Lomond Auditorium
NCRI Excellence Awards
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Conference social event
Tuesday 5 November
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Alsh
RareCan: Using patient power to facilitate research in rarer forms of cancer – Newcastle Molecular Pathology Node sponsored session
Speaker: Andy Hall, Newcastle Node Molecular Pathology
Speaker: Deborah Binner, Newcastle Node Molecular Pathology
Speaker: Piers Kotting, Newcastle Node Molecular Pathology
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Boisdale
Demystifying today’s science
Speaker: Elaine Vickers, Science Communicated Ltd
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Carron
Proffered papers 3
Chair: Richard Neal, University of Leeds
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
External
Schools event
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
9:05 am - 9:45 am
Lomond Auditorium
The past, present and future of combining radiotherapy and immune therapy
Chair: Eric O’Neill, University of Oxford
Speaker: Amato Giaccia, MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
9:45 am - 10:25 am
Lomond Auditorium
Cancer assassins: Fine tuning killing
Chair: Sophie Papa, Kings College London
Speak: Gillian Griffiths, University of Cambridge
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
10:25 am - 11:00 am
Hall 4
Coffee break, networking, exhibition and poster viewing
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Igloo - Hall 4
NIHR Igloo session
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
10:45 am - 10:55 am
Igloo - Hall 4
NIHR Igloo session
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Alsh
Robots: Hype or game-changers, including NIHR CREST Award presentation
Chair: Terry Jones, University of Liverpool and Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker: Freddie Hamdy, University of Oxford
Speaker: Chris Holsinger, Stanford University, California, USA
Speaker: Peter McCulloch, University of Oxford
Speaker: Richard Shaw, The University of Liverpool Cancer Research Centre
Speaker: Shamaila Anwar, NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Boisdale
Bench to bedside and back again: PARP Inhibitors
Chair: Yvette Drew, Newcastle University
Chair: Chris Lord, Institute of Cancer Research
Speaker: Graeme Smith, Artios Pharma Ltd
Speaker: Constantia Pantelidou, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
Speaker: Daniel Hübschmann, NCT Heidelberg
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hall 1
Epigenetics – biology of non-genetic drivers of cancer (cancer and therapy)
Chair: Eric O’Neill, University of Oxford
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Issa, Temple University , MD Anderson, USA
Speaker: Manel Esteller, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC)
Speaker: Constanze Bonifer, University of Birmingham
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dochart
Optimising recognition and referral across the patient pathway in primary care
Chair: Willie Hamilton, University of Exeter
Speaker: Kate Brain, Cardiff University
Speaker: Hardeep Singh, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Speaker: Richard Neal, University of Leeds
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Carron
Adoptive T cell therapy – CARs, TILs and beyond
Chair: Fiona Thistlethwaite, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker: Jakub Svoboda, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Speaker: Inge Marie Svane, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark
Speaker: John Haanen, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
Speaker: Fiona Thistlethwaite, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
M2-4
Current evidence for and future research in proton therapy
Chair: Maria Hawkins, University of Oxford
Speaker: Daniel Indelicato, University of Florida, USA
Speaker: Cai Grau, Aarhus University, Denmark
Speaker: David Sebag-Montefiore, University of Leeds
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Hall 4
Lunch, networking, exhibition and poster viewing
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
Dochart
The Nu tide of chemotherapy – Nucana sponsored session
Chair: Juan W Valle, University of Manchester
Speaker: Jeff Evans, University of Glasgow
Speaker: Sarah Blagden, University of Oxford
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
Alsh
Meet the expert
Chair: Diana Greenfield, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker: Owen Sansom, CRUK, Beatson Institute
Speaker: Jim Norman, CRUK, Beatson Institute
Speaker: Sakari Vanharanta, University of Cambridge
Speaker: Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
Speaker: Eila Watson, Oxford Brooks University
Speaker: Simon Leedham, University of Oxford
Speaker: Elizabeth Patton, University of Edinburgh
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
M1
Consumer Forum Meeting
Chair: Emma Kinloch, NCRI Consumer Forum Lead
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
Carron
Proffered papers 4
Chair: Richard Simcock, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Carron
Treatment of cancer in older patients
Chair: Kieran Horgan, St James’s University Hospital/ University of Leeds
Speaker: Yasmin Jauhari, Royal College of Surgeons
Speaker: Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker: Tania Kalsi, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker: Matt Seymour, NIHR and NCRI
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Boisdale
100,000 genomes and other cancer genome sequencing projects: experiences, discoveries and future plans
Chair: Ian Tomlinson, University of Birmingham
Speaker: Nirupa Murugaesu, Genomics England
Speaker: Alex Cornish, Institute of Cancer Research
Speaker: Anna Frangou, Oxford University
Speaker: Adrienne Flanagan, University College London
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dochart
Digital interventions for cancer prevention and control
Chair: Linda Bauld, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Jyotsna Vohra, Cancer Research UK
Speaker: Julia Hippisley-Cox, University of Oxford
Speaker: Zarnie Khadjesari, University of East Anglia
Speaker: Eric Hekler, University of California San Diego, USA
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
M2-4
Immunity and radiation – Making cold tumours hot
Chair: Alan Melcher, The Institute of Cancer Research
Speaker: Sandra Demaria, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA
Speaker: Eleanor Cheadle, University of Manchester
Speaker: Fiona McDonald, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Alsh
Modelling organ development and diseases using organoids
Chair: Nicola Valeri, The Institute of Cancer Research
Speaker: Vivian Li, The Francis Crick Institute
Speaker: Calvin Kuo, Stanford Cancer Center, USA
Speaker: Chiara Maria Cattaneo, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
3:35 pm - 4:05 pm
Lomond Auditorium
Conference highlights
Chair: Clare Isacke, The Institute of Cancer Research
Chair: Ruth Plummer, Newcastle University
Speaker: Linda Bauld, University of Edinburgh
Speaker: Richard Simcock, LWBC sub-committee Lead
Speaker: Eric O’Neill, University of Oxford
Speaker: Maria Hawkins, University of Oxford
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
4:05 pm - 4:15 pm
Lomond Auditorium
Closing remarks
Speaker: Richard Kennedy,