Cancer research strategy and implementation

Speaker: Tom Crosby, Wales Cancer Network, UK
Speaker: Miriam McCarthy, Health and Social Care Board Northern Ireland, UK
Speaker: David Dunlop, Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office, UK
Speaker: David Fitzgerald, NHS England, UK


Room: Hall 1

The ultimate aim of cancer research is to see it implemented in clinical practice to the benefit of patients and society. This session will examine current cancer research strategies from governmental and funder perspectives and assess how progress in implementation is being made in translating this into benefits.

This session will involve a panel discussion, panelists are representing the devolved nations and will be involved in a discussion on defining and crossing the second translation gap. Examining the progress and challenges facing implantation of improvements in cancer prevention, treatment and outcomes in the UK.