Cancer research strategy and implementation

Chair: Kenneth Calman, University of Glasgow, UK
Speaker: David Dunlop, Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office, UK
Speaker: David Fitzgerald, NHS England, UK
Speaker: Iain Frame, CEO, NCRI
Speaker: Tom Crosby, Wales Cancer Network, UK

4:35 pm-6:35 pm

Room: M1

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.

NHS Cancer Strategy
Speaker: David Fitzgerald
Affiliation: NHS England


As the NHS Cancer Strategy is now well into its third year, David will reflect on the progress made so far and outline the priorities moving forwards.