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The following are a selection of scientific meetings and conferences on or related to cancer research.

Genes & Cancer Conference

Date: 24 - 26 March 2014

Location: Robinson College, Cambridge, UK

The longest running cancer research meeting in the UK celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014. Topics under discussion will include established oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes, screening approaches for new cancer genes, stem cells and the tumour microenvironment. Douglas Hanahan, Director of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) will be the Keynote Speaker for the opening evening.

European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) 2014

Date:  26 - 29 March 2014

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) are holding the 4th  ELCC. Show casing updates from thoracic oncology specialists on different multidisciplinary topics important for research and clinical practice in the field of lung cancer. The conference is relevant for medical oncologists, radiotherapists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory physicians and other medical professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with lung cancer.


Advances in Cancer Drug Discovery

Speakers will include both internationally - renowned academics and key scientists from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.  This all-encompassing examination of cancer drug discovery makes this a unique meeting for scientists from industry and academia, including biologists, chemists and clinicians.

Date: 30 March – 1 April 2014

Location: Homerton College, Cambridge, UK

European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) 33 Conference

Date: 4 – 8 April 2014

Location: Vienna, Austria

ESTRO 33 is the premier European event in Radiation Oncology and will focus on new and emerging developments in the field.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014

Date: 5 – 9 April 2014

Location: San Diego, California

The theme of the 105th annual meeting of the AACR is ‘Harnessing Breakthroughs. Targeting Cures’. The meeting will highlight the latest and most exciting discoveries in every area of cancer research and provide a unique opportunity for investigators from all over the world to meet, network, and forge new scientific interactions.

8th International Conference on Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics

Date: 10 – 13 April 2014

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Oncolytic virus science is at a very exciting stage and the scientific programme will bring together all the leaders in the field, to create a very interactive meeting with plenty of discussion and sharing of ideas. It will combine basic science, translational studies and clinical trials, including round table discussions on topics of particular interest.

4th EACR-OECI Joint Training Course: Molecular Pathology Approach to Cancer

Date:  5 - 7 May 2014

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The course focuses on the practical application of molecular tests in pathology and is aimed at practicing pathologists, residents in pathology, molecular biologists with interest in diagnostic pathology and young medical oncologists.

IMPAKT 2014 Breast Cancer Conference

Date: 8 May – 10 May 2014

Location: Brussels, Belgium

The ESMO IMPAKT 2014 breast cancer conference will bring together a unique community of professionals to facilitate the advancement of a personalised approach to breast cancer management and the implementation of new discoveries into clinical practice.

Advances in Cancer Screening and Prevention Research, London

Date: 12 May 2014

Location: London, United Kingdom

This event will discuss current research and clinical trials for the prevention of cancer, focussing on screening, early detection and chemoprevention. The meetings will be run in the informal setting of the with plenty of opportunity for networking and debate.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA

Date: 30 May – 3 June 2014

Location: Chicago, USA

ASCO celebrates its 50th year in 2014. This meeting brings together more than 25,000 oncology professionals from a broad range of specialties to discuss topics under the theme of ‘Science and Society.’

Cancer Outcomes Conference 2014 - The power of information

Date: 9 – 10 June 2014

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

The conference will explore the ‘power of information’ both locally and nationally, and examine how UK-wide cancer registration data and other health related datasets are being exploited to reduce cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity.

ESMO: World GI 2014- Gastrointestinal Cancer, Barcelona, Spain

Date: 25 - 28 June 2014

Location: Barcelona, Spain

New findings, new techniques, and recent efforts in research and discovery have changed the way physicians treat their patients - taking a more individualised approach.  The 16th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) world congress on GI cancer will provide important clinical updates in the management of patients.

EACR-23: From Basic Research to Personalised Cancer Treatment

Date: 5 – 8 July 2014

Location: Munich, Germany

The European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) 23rd congress will bring together around 1,800 scientists working in all fields of cancer research to discuss the latest developments in basic and discovery driven translational research, through to personalised cancer treatment.

Powering the Cancer Machine

Date: 6 – 9 July 2014

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Focussing on oncogenic signals that initiate and regulate the metabolic rewiring that is crucial for sustaining growth and survival of rapidly proliferating cells, the conference will also highlight new therapeutic opportunities in this area.

The 10th NCRI Cancer Conference

Date: 2 - 5 November 2014

Location: Liverpool, UK

The NCRI Cancer Conference is a major cancer research meeting that takes place in the UK and in 2014 celebrates it's first decade. 

The programme with cover a range of sessions and numerous speakers presenting high-quality data in a multidisciplinary programme - from basic research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.


Updated: 24 May 2010