CRUK Imperial Cancer Showcase 2016

imperial fesitival
Imperial College, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road, South Kensington,
Social and cultural events


Book the lab tour

Book the 2pm lab tour with us once you have registered for the event. The remaining times are bookable on arrival on a first come first served basis.


Imperial Festival Cancer Showcase

As part of the Imperial Festival researchers from the Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre give you the chance delve into the fascinating world of cancer research!

You’ll get to hear from some of our world-class scientists as they reveal the most cutting edge and exciting areas of their pioneering research that is helping to beat cancer sooner and find out how new treatments go from the lab to patients.

This is your chance to experience our research first hand so don’t miss out and register now!

Hear from our scientists

12pm “Cancer: is it really all bad luck?” Professor Elio Riboli

Key speaker (G16 lecture theatre, Sir Alexander Fleming Building)

Last year it was reported that cancer might just be all bad luck, but is this really true? Professor Elio Riboli, ,Director of the School of Public Health, takes a look at some of the different views on prevention and screening, and how his group’s  work is at the forefront of this.”

Meet the researchers: a series of informal talks and QnA  (Sir Alexander Fleming Foyer)

1.30pm - Dr Jessica Strid - Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer

2.30pm - Dr Fieke Froeling - New treatments for pancreatic cancer

3.30pm - Dr David Phelps - An intelligent knife for cancer surgery

4.30pm - Dr Matthew Williams - Personalising the patient pathway using national cancer data

Explore one of our labs

There’s also the chance to go behind the scenes in one of our labs. Tours will run on the hour between 1 and 4pm.

You can book onto the 2pm tour in advance by emailing once you have registered for the event. The remaining times are bookable on arrival on a first come first served basis.

Find out more about other activity at the Imperial Festival


Please note:

  • If you would like to book more than 1 space please email
  • You will receive more information on the speakers attending and a detailed agenda closer to the event date.
  • Guests attending a lab tour must be aged 12 or over.
  • Hands on activities and tours of the laboratories will also be available on the Sunday 8th May as part of the wider festival activity.
  • Photographs will be taken during the day and may be used on online and hard copy materials. If you don't wish photographs of yourself to be used, please speak to one of the volunteers on the day.

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