2019 Speaker presentations

In the interest of supporting excellence in cancer research, speakers at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference were encouraged to make their presentations available to participants. All presentations are copyrighted and some are password-protected and cannot be used or distributed to third parties without permission being granted by the authors.

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Sunday 3 November

Opening speech

Frame, Iain
Smith, Gregor


Deconstructing K-RAS signalling in cancer: Identification of effective therapeutic strategies for lung and
pancreatic tumours

Barbacid, Mariano


Interventional pharmacoeconomics: A new discipline for a cost-constrained environment

Ratain, Mark


Breaking the obesity-cancer link: New targets and strategies

Hursting, Stephen


Thinking outside the box for the early detection of cancer

Fitzgerald, Rebecca


Influence of nutrition on oncogenesis, prevention and clinical outcomes during and after treatment

Hull, Mark


Innovations in cancer drug discovery: A new opportunity for serendipity

Ray, Arpita


mTOR and signalling in cancer

Guan, Kun-Liang


Population risk stratification for early detection and unintended consequences

Brentnall, Adam


Precision medicine platforms to guide patient management in gastrointestinal cancers: Promise and pitfalls

Petty, Russel
Graham, Janet
Tannock, Ian


Bench to bedside: CAR T-cells

Brentjens, Renier
Benjamin, Reuben


Does it work? A beginners guide to clinical trials
Christlieb, Martin


Future research leaders: A session exploring the role of NCRI with early career investigators

Copson, Ellen


Monday 4 November

Demystifying today’s science
Vickers, Elaine


Proffered papers 1
Matthews, Helen
Deutsch, Alexander


Treatment strategies to tackle breast cancer heterogeneity
Turner, Nicholas


Digital pathology/machine learning

Salto-Tellez, Manuel
Bankhead, Pete
Craig, Stephanie
Humphries, Matthew


Artificial intelligence – does it have promise for cancer prevention and early diagnosis?

Delaney, Brendan
Strickland, Nicola
Brennan, Paul


Bench to bedside: Immunotherapy

Powell, Nick


CTRad 10 years on – celebrating collaborative radiotherapy research in the UK

Montefiore, David Sebag
Foulkes, Iain


Proffered papers 2 (Prize winners)

Joshi, Kroopa
Valeri, Nicola
Georgouli, Mirella
Forsyth, Peter
Watt, Eleanor


Treatable but not curable: Cancer as a chronic disease

Butow, Phillys
Maher, Jane
Cosford, Paul


Mechanotransduction and invasion: The tumour microenvironment perspective

Balkwill, Fran


Metastatic dormancy

Ombrato, Luigi
Gomis, Roger


The changing face of clinical trials and trial endpoints – an evolution of trial design and endpoints

Evans, Jeff
Wilson, Roger
Middleton, Mark


Hot topics in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

Bird, Thomas
Johnson, Philip


Could medically assisted dying be part of cancer care in Britain?

Farside, Bobbie
Noble, Bill
Wilson, Roger


Best of Translational Science: Recent advances in colorectal cancer

Owen, Sansom
Edwards, Joanne


Clinical Trials Showcase
Jones, Robert
Lamarca, Angela
Hall, Peter
Wasan, Harpreet
Stringer, Jacqui


Excellence Awards

Garnett, Mathew


Tuesday 5 November

Demystifying today’s science

Vickers, Elaine


Proffered papers 3
Eeles, Rosalind


Robots: Hype or game-changers, including NIHR CREST Award presentation

Holsinger, Chris
Anwar, Shamaila


Bench to bedside and back again: PARP Inhibitors

Pantelidou, Constantia


Epigenetics – biology of non-genetic drivers of cancer (cancer and therapy)

Esteller, Manel


Adoptive T cell therapy – CARs, TILs and beyond

Svoboda, Jakub
Svane, Inge Marie
Thistlethwaite, Fiona


Proffered papers 4

Watson, Elia 
Maringe, Camille
Sim, Duncan


Treatment of cancer in older patients

Jauhari, Yasmin
Battisti, Nicolo
Kalsi, Tania 
Seymour, Matt


100,000 genomes and other cancer genome sequencing projects: experiences, discoveries and future plans

Murugaesu, Nirupa
Cornish, Alex
Frangou, Anna


Digital interventions for cancer prevention and control

Khadjesari, Zarnie
Hekler, Eric


Immunity and radiation – Making cold tumours hot

Demaria, Sandra
Cheadle, Eleanor
Mcdonald, Fiona


Modelling organ development and diseases using organoids

Cattaneo, Chiara Maria