CRUK–AACR Joint Conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology 2019: Programme

CRUK-AACR Joint Conference on Physical Sciences in Oncology 2019

The conference programme will explore new ways to transform our understanding of biology and to better detect and treat cancer, enabling expert speakers to address some of the toughest challenges in cancer research from a variety of perspectives. 

Session themes include:

Understand: Cancer biology and clinical challenges
This session will discuss key questions including, Can we understand the biology underpinning treatment failure and the emergence of resistance?, Can we predict and control metastasis?, and Can we better understand the role of immunology in tumour initiation, development and response to therapy?

Understand: Enabling technologies 
The aim of this panel session is to explore emerging technologies and approaches that are used to understand cancer biology. How can we better engineer novel model systems to better recapitulate cancer biology? What will the methodological toolbox for cancer look like by 2034? 

Detecting cancer
This session will answer questions including, How can we detect and understand cancer more effectively?, What are the biological and clinical considerations in early detection of cancer?, and Where are the next imaging breakthroughs?

Response to therapy and detecting resistance

Cancer research in the big data era
With the vast and complex data sets generated by modern science, how can we better integrate, track, analyse and process them to find the needle in the digital haystack?

Treat: Therapeutics 
The aim of this panel session is to explore emerging therapeutics and therapeutic technologies that can help in the fight against cancer. What is the future of therapeutic intervention in treating cancer? 

TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER

09:00 – 11:00

Registration, networking and poster set-up

11:00 – 12:30

Conference programme

12:30 – 14:00

Networking lunch and poster session

14:00 – 17:30

Conference programme

17:30 ​– 18:30

Networking drinks and poster session

18:30

Conference close

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

08:30 – 08:45

Arrival

08:45 – 12:15

Conference programme

12:15 – 14:00

Networking lunch and poster session

14:00 – 18:30

Conference programme

18:30

Conference close

19:30

Conference dinner (venue to be confirmed)

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER

09:00 – 09:15

Arrival

09:15 – 12:15

Conference programme

12:15 – 13:45

Networking lunch and poster session

13:45 – 15:45

Conference programme

15:45

Conference close

 

Contact us

If you are interested in sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, or have any other queries, please contact:

Lucy Stuart
Senior Research Events Manager
researchevents@cancer.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)203 469 6348