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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The Cancer Prevention Research Conference

Cancer Prevention Research Conference

Date: 25-27 June 2024

Location: Boston, USA

This event will feature sessions exploring health inequalities in cancer incidence and prevention, mechanistic insights in prevention strategies, precision prevention in high-risk populations.  

The focus of this conference will be on primary prevention, and it aims to bring together researchers from discovery biology through translational and behavioural science to population and implementation research. 

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If you have any questions, please email us.

Brain Tumour Conference 2024

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Date: 24 - 26 September 2024

Location: Park Plaza London Riverbank

Our flagship brain tumour conference is returning to unite international experts in brain tumour research and allied disciplines to showcase new discoveries and spark opportunities for collaboration. 

The event will explore emerging ideas, novel tools and recent developments in brain tumour research to accelerate progress for people affected by cancer. 

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If you have any questions, please email us.

Molecular Analysis for Precision Oncology Congress 2024

MAP conference 2024

Date: 16 – 18 October 2024

Location: ILEC Conference Centre, London

This event reunites basic scientists, people working on new technologies, medical doctors, and healthcare providers for three days of discussions on discoveries in precision medicine, technologies for cancer profiling, mechanisms driving tumour expansion, metastatic dissemination, clonal evolution, and biomarker-driven development of targeted therapeutics.

The MAP Congress is the result of a solid partnership among Cancer Research UK, the European Society for Medical Oncology and Unicancer.

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If you have any questions, please email us.

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2024

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2024

Date: 22 - 24 October 2024

Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA, USA

This year’s conference is jam-packed with engaging discussions, lightning talks from submitted abstracts and opportunities to network with experts from across the globe.

We’ll dive deep into topics ranging from biological insights for early detection to emerging technologies for cancer early detection, insights from early detection trials and AI vs reality for early detection.

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If you have any questions, please email us.

Guiding principles for our research events and conferences

Our research events are designed to showcase cutting-edge science, bring together an international scientific community and facilitate collaborations. 

We've prioritised embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, health and safety, patient and public involvement and environmental sustainability across all our research activities.

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.


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