Thank you for joining us on the 13th and 14th June to discuss the priority challenges faced by discovery and translational researchers in the UK and how we can work together to overcome them.

For each topic we had a scene setter and quick fire presenters before breaking into discussions. Below are the presentations from the event, please be aware some decks were not able to be shared due to preliminary/ unpublished data.

Cell of origin


Scene setter

Prof. Axel Behrens, Scientific Director of the CRUK Convergence Science Centre, Institute of Cancer Research

View Axel’s slides here

Quick fire presentations

Thank you to Prof. Eric O’Neill, Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Oxford for leading the discussion.

(epi) Genetics and subtypes


Scene setter

Prof. David Chang, Professor of Surgical Oncology,
University of Glasgow

View David’s slides here

Quick fire presentations

  • Dr Rhiannon French, University of Oxford – view slides
  • Dr Shalini Rao, University of Cambridge – view slides
  • Dr Pinar Uysal-Onganer, University of Westminster – view slides

Thank you to Dr Catherine Hogan, Lecturer, European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Cardiff University for leading the discussion.

Immunology


Scene setter

Prof. Jen Morton, Professor of Pre-clinical models of pancreatic cancer, CRUK Beatson Institute

View Jen’s slides here

Quick fire presentations

  • Dr Leo Carlin, CRUK Beatson Institute – view slides
  • Dr Seth Coffelt, CRUK Beatson Institute – view slides
  • Prof. Michael Dustin, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology – view slides
  • Dr Tim Halim, CRUK Cambridge Institute – view slides

Thank you to Prof. Hemant Kocher, Professor of Liver and Pancreas Surgery, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London for leading the discussion.

Stroma


Scene setter

Dr Giulia Biffi, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Junior Group Leader, CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge

View Giulia’s slides here

Quick fire presentations

  • Prof. Gerard Evan, The Francis Crick Institute – view slides
  • Dr Andrea Mohr, University of Essex – view slides

Thank you to Prof. Victoria Sanz-Moreno, Professor of Cancer Cell Biology, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London for leading the discussion.

Progression


Scene setter

Prof. Michael C. Schmid, Chair of Cancer Biology,
University of Liverpool

View Michael’s slides here

Quick fire presentations

  • Dr Pilar Acedo-Nunez, University College London – view slides
  • Dr Justin Sturge, University of Hull – view slides

Thank you to Mr Keaton Jones, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford for leading the discussion.