Congratulations to all the award winners for submitting their outstanding research to the NCRI Virtual Showcase which took place on 2-3 November 2020.

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Awards

Dr Sophie de Carné Trécesson, Francis Crick Institute
Abstract title: RAS orchestrates the increase of interstitial adenosine in lung adenocarcinoma to promote immune evasion

Mr Saleh Alessy, King’s College London
Abstract title: The importance of being given the name of a Clinical Nurse Specialist for experiences of cancer care: Population-based study using linked CPES-NCRAS Dataset

Ms Kay Shigemori, University of Oxford
Abstract title: Radiation and DMXAA limit tumour development in a urethane-induced lung cancer model through inflammatory response

Dr Lana Lai, University of Manchester
Abstract title: Body mass index does not impact survival in colorectal cancer: An individual participant data meta-analysis of 9333 patients from seven randomized controlled trials (OCTOPUS Consortium)

Dr Ella Mi, Imperial College London
Abstract title: Deep learning-based segmentation and quantification of temporalis muscle for sarcopenia assessment is an independent prognostic factor in glioblastoma

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Future of Research Award

Dr Shivan Sivakumar, University of Oxford
Abstract title: Immune responses in pancreatic cancer may be restricted by prevalence of activated regulatory T-cells, dysfunctional and senescent T-cells

Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) Ross Award

Dr Gerard Walls, Queen’s University Belfast
Abstract title: Early circulating tumour DNA kinetics measured by ultra-deep next-generation sequencing during radical radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer: a feasibility study