The Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence Conference 2017

The scientific programme will broadly focus on the latest multidisciplinary approaches in lung cancer research.

Further details will be added as the agenda is finalised.

Sunday 3 December 2017

Delegate registration

Conference welcome and overview of the UK lung cancer research landscape

Caroline Dive (CRUK Lung Centre, Manchester, UK)

Charles Swanton (CRUK Lung Centre, London, UK)

Opening keynote lectures

Professor Mark Krasnow, Stanford University, California, USA

Professor Tyler Jacks, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, Massachusetts, USA

Opening reception | Exhibition viewing


Speakers dinner (invitation only)

Monday 4 December 2017


Session 1: Clinical Trials

Dr Alice Shaw (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA)

Professor Enriqueta Felip (Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain)

Professor Gary Middleton (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)

Refreshment break


Session 2: Discovery Science and Target Identification

Dr John Maciejowski (The Rockefeller University, New York, USA)

Dr Trever Bivona (University of California, San Francisco, USA)

Dr Yinyin Yuan (The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK)

Lunch | Poster session | Exhibition viewing | Networking


Session 3: Immunology

Dr Matt Hellmann (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA)

Dr Pamela Ohashi (Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada)

Professor Robert Schreiber (BJC Institute of Health at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA)

Session 4: Radiotherapy and Radiobiology

Dr Laurie Gaspar (UC Health, Colorado, USA)

Professor Eric Deutsch (Gustave Roussy, France)

Professor Dirk De Ruysscher (Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands)

Poster session | Exhibition viewing | Networking


Gala dinner

Manchester Town Hall

Tuesday 5 December 2017


Keynote lecture 

Professor Harry de Koning (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Session 5: Early Detection and Pre-Invasive Disease

Professor Pierre Massion (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,Tennessee, USA)

Professor Avrum Spira (Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, USA)

Professor Sam Janes (University College Hospital, London, UK)

Session 6: Biomarkers and Imaging

Dr Thomas Wurdinger (VUmc Cancer Center, Amsterda, Netherlands)

Professor Hugo Aerts (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA)

Dr Shannon Stott (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA)

Lunch | Poster session | Networking


Session 7: Tumour Evolution and Heterogeneity

Professor Matthew Meyerson (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA)

Dr Mariam Jamal-Hanjani (UCL Cancer Institute, UK)

Dr Nick Lane (University College London, London, UK)

Closing keynote

Professor Julien Sage (Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, USA))

Closing remarks

Caroline Dive (CRUK Lung Centre, Manchester, UK)

Charles Swanton (CRUK Lung Centre, London, UK)

Contact us

If you need more information on the event please contact us:


If you are interested in sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact

Freya Parry
Cancer Research UK
Tel +44 (0)203 469 8471

Sharon Vanloo
CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence
+44 (0)203 796 2940

Research opportunities in lung cancer

Lung Cancer

Survival for people with lung cancer remains low which is why we've made it a strategic priority. We have a broad range of funding opportunities for researchers wanting to focus on the disease.