Diary

  • Tue
    03
    Feb
    2015

    Birmingham Research Park

    Description: 1-day course covering a wide range of licensed and experimental cancer treatments, explaining their mechanism of action at a molecular and cellular level. It also contains information on mechanisms of drug resistance and discusses the future of personalised cancer medicine.
    Level: Advanced (Designed for doctors, experienced research nurses and other experienced oncology staff)
    To book contact: Selina Bell (selina.bell@nihr.ac.uk)
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  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2015

    Christie Hospital, Manchester

    Description: 1-day course providing an overview of the cellular and genetic makeup of breast and ovarian cancer, along with information on targeted treatments in use and in development for these cancers. The focus of the course is on treatments such as HER2-inhibitors, PARP inhibitors and angiogenesis inhibitors, rather than on hormone treatments.
    Level: Advanced (Designed for doctors, research nurses and other experienced oncology staff working in breast and ovarian cancer)
    To book contact: education.events@christie.nhs.uk
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    Full details, and cost information, can be found on the Christie Website

  • Mon
    30
    Mar
    2015
    Tue
    31
    Mar
    2015

    Christie Hospital, Manchester

    Description: This 2-day course provides a grounding in cancer biology before moving to descriptions of a wide range of targeted treatments for solid tumours. Also includes mechanisms of drug resistance and an introduction to biomarkers and personalised cancer care.
    Level: Intermediate (doesn't require any prior scientific knowledge)
    To book, contact: education.events@christie.nhs.uk
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  • Mon
    27
    Apr
    2015

    Royal Marsden Hospital, London

    Description: This course provides a broad overview of the cells, genes, proteins and pathways that drive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), prostate cancer and kidney cancer. The course includes the rationale behind many different targeted treatment approaches in use and in development for these cancers, including recent advances in immunotherapies for lung, prostate, kidney and bladder cancer.
    Level: Advanced
    To book, contact: conferenceteam@rmh.nhs.uk
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    For further information, including costs, visit the Royal Marsden website

  • Mon
    06
    Jul
    2015
    Tue
    07
    Jul
    2015

    Christie Hospital, Manchester

    Description: This 2-day course provides a grounding in cancer biology before moving to descriptions of a wide range of targeted treatments for solid tumours. Also includes mechanisms of drug resistance and an introduction to biomarkers and personalised cancer care.
    Level: Intermediate (doesn't require any prior scientific knowledge)
    To book, contact: education.events@christie.nhs.uk
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    Find cost and further booking information on the Christie website

  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2015

    Royal Marsden Hospital, London

    Description: 1-day course describing the faulty genes and proteins that drive colorectal, pancreatic, oesophageal, gastric and primary liver cancer, and an overview of targeted treatments for these diseases.
    Level: Advanced
    To book, contact: conferenceteam@rmh.nhs.uk
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  • Mon
    02
    Nov
    2015
    Tue
    03
    Nov
    2015

    08.00 - 08.45 Monday & Tuesday morningBT Convention Centre, Liverpool

    For those of you attending this year's NCRI conference in Liverpool, I will be running workshops on Monday and Tuesday morning to de-mystify the scientific content of each day's programme.

    My workshops are for people who plan to attend the day's lectures whilst fearing that they won’t understand the relevant scientific concepts.

    My workshops will explain words, concepts and ideas, such as:

      • Biomarkers and how they relate to personalized medicine
      • Epigenetics
      • Cancer metabolism
      • The ideas behind cancer immunotherapy
      • Genetic instability and intra-tumoural heterogeneity
      • What we mean by ‘genomics trials’

    Similar to previous years’ workshops, I will use diagrams and illustrations to provide clear, easy-to-understand explanations of complicated biological concepts.

    The workshops are geared towards non-scientists, such as doctors, nurses, trials staff and patients who’d like to get the most out of this year’s conference.

  • Tue
    01
    Dec
    2015

    Royal Marsden Hospital, London

    Description: 1-day course describing the molecular mechanisms of action of targeted treatments for solid tumours
    Audience: Designed for doctors and senior oncology staff with a biological background. Ideal for junior doctors considering a future in oncology.
    Level: Advanced/expert
    To book, contact: conferenceteam@rmh.nhs.uk
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