Cancer Research Network: the Translational Pathway half-day symposium

17 June 2019, 1.30 PM - 17 June 2019, 6.00 PM

Lecture Theatre 2, Education and Research Centre, UHBristol, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8AE

The Cancer Research Network will be hosting its next showcase event the afternoon of 17 June 2019 and will comprise oral and poster presentations. 

Following on an outstanding Show & Tell event held in Oakfield House on 9 January 2019, we are delighted to offer the next event in our networking series, a half-day symposium exploring the multidisciplinary cancer translational pathway. We expect the programme to cover various cancer treatments from radiotherapy to surgery to cellular therapies and chemotherapy. 

The event will provide a fantastic opportunity for Early Career Researchers, junior and senior staff to hear about all the different research taking place across the wider Bristol Cancer community and share methodologies, results, frustrations and skills to a wider audience in the expectation that discussions could lead to greater inter- and multidisciplinary understanding of the research in question and its potential relevance to other research areas.

Encouraging dialogue between researchers can reveals pools of experience and knowledge that can be applied elsewhere. This fosters not just the creation of new research directions but new ways of working, new ways to support and enable our academic community, and new learning experiences.


    Session 1, Chair: Dr Tim Robinson  
13:30 - 13:45 Dr Tom Creed Consultant gastroenterologist , University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust Colorectal cancer - prevention is better than cure
13:45 - 14:00 Dr Jane Blazeby & Ms Anni Skilton Professor of Surgery; Senior Surgical Research Photographer, Bristol Medical School, Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol Translational methodology for optimising the design and conduct of clinical studies in surgical oncology
14:00 - 14:10 Dr Margaret Saunders Head of Bioengineering, Innovation & Research Hub (BIRCH) and Divisional Research Lead for Diagnostics & Therapies, Dept of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust i4i TRAPS: Towards a clinical prototype for verification of radiotherapy treatment beams
14:10 - 14:20 Dr Jaap Velthuis Reader, School of Physics, University of Bristol Pulse by pulse dosimetry using an SC CVD diamond detector
    Session 2, Chair: Prof Paul Martin  
14:20 - 14:30 Mr James Yarmolinsky PhD student, Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol Genetic inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase and epithelial ovarian cancer risk
14:30 - 14:40 Dr John Day Senior Research Fellow, School of Physics, University of Bristol Raman spectroscopy. Towards instant diagnosis of cancer in vivo
14:40 - 14:50 Dr Julie Stock Translation Manager, Cancer Research UK How can CRUK help advance cancer research translation at University of Bristol?
 14:50 - 15:50   Session 3: Posters and refreshments  
    Session 4, Chair: Dr Emma Vincent  
15:50 - 16:15 Dr Axel Walther Consultant Medical Oncologist; Director for Research, Bristol Cancer Research; Co-Lead Bristol Cancer Network A gallop through anti-cancer treatments
16:15 - 16:30 Dr Namid Shatil Research Associate, Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol Optimising design of nanoparticle-based anti-cancer therapies using in silico models
16:30 - 16:45 Prof Caroline Relton Professor of Epigenetic Epidemiology, Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol Approaches to integrated analysis of multi-omic data in cancer population studies
16:45 - 17:00 Prof Rachel Butler MBE Consultant Clinical Scientist, Head of Bristol Genetics Lab and Operational Director for SW Genomics Laboratory Hub Genomic technologies and their introduction into cancer patient pathway
 17:00 - 17:45   Session 5: Prize-giving, networking and drinks reception  


  • Spaces are limited, therefore please REGISTER to attend. Registration includes refreshments during and after the event.
  • Attendance is free
  • Registration closes 7 June 2019 at 12 noon


Thanks are extended to the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and to the South West Nuclear Hub who are supporting this event.


Contact information

For further information on this event contact Catherine Brown

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