Research events and conferences

As well as hosting our own events and conferences, our research funding, strategy and partnerships teams attend and exhibit at a range of conferences, meetings and workshops throughout the year.

We find this invaluable in meeting researchers and potential partner organisations to discuss opportunities to work with us. If you have any feedback about the events or information you’d like to see here in the future, or would like to arrange a meeting with our staff at these events, please do get in touch.

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  • Liquid Biopsies


    Dates: 18 – 19 November 2020

    The talks will aim to develop our understanding of the potential of liquid biopsies. This includes to support early detection of cancer; as prognostic, pharmacodynamic and predictive biomarkers of treatment efficacy and resistance; and for patient monitoring, including of minimal residual disease for early identification of disease relapse. This EACR virtual event will be our first to offer proffered papers, poster spotlights, a virtual poster display and a panel discussion.

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    Location:
    Virtual

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  • Defence is the Best Attack: Immuno-Oncology Breakthroughs


    Dates: 16 – 17 February 2021

    Defence is the Best Attack 2021 will be the third EACR conference on this topic. In this virtual conference, we will learn about the most recent advances in the field of immunotherapy from the basic science to clinical studies including the identification of novel targets; an improved understanding of the mechanisms of action of therapeutic interventions; as well as discussions about biomarkers of response to treatment and mechanisms of intrinsic and acquired resistance to immunotherapy.

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    Location:
    Virtual

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  • Cancer Prevention – Physical Activity Virtual Conference


    Dates: 23–25 February 2021

    Held in collaboration with Ludwig Cancer Research, this free virtual conference will bring together leaders in the field to discuss key advances and identifying obstacles preventing progress. You will have the chance to explore multidisciplinary themes including; the challenges and opportunities of physical activity in preventative intervention trials and the association between physical activity and sedentary behaviour with the incidence and progression of caner.

    Explore the full agenda.

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Inclusive research and innovation events

We've prioritised embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across all our research activities to help foster environments that support innovation and creativity. Our research events are designed to showcase cutting-edge science, bring together an international scientific community and facilitate collaborations. 

We want to provide welcoming and inclusive research events where we inspire, inform and engage a range of researchers and promote a positive research culture for everyone. To support this, we've developed a code of conduct to set out our expectations for everyone involved in our research events. 

Contact our events team

If you are organising an event of interest to our cancer research community, or you would like to invite CRUK staff to attend or speak at an event, please get in touch.

We also have a number of resources that can help CRUK Centres, Institutes and investigators with the organisation, marketing and delivery of meetings and conferences. Talk to our Events team to find out more about what we can do for you.

Email: researchevents@cancer.org.uk 

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Stay up to date with research events and other opportunities for researchers at CRUK with our monthly Research Update email newsletter.

You can also follow our research events, funding and strategy teams on twitter at @CRUKresearch.