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Cancer Grand Challenges Summit 2024

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Cancer Grand Challenges Summit 

Wednesday 6 March to Friday 8 March 2024

Leonardo Royal Hotel, Tower Bridge

Wednesday 6 March

For more details, view the full programme here. Please note the programme will be updated each day if there are any changes

9am – 10am: Welcome Refreshments 

10am: Attendees to please take their seats in the Trinity Suite 

10.15am – 10.45am: Welcome: The Cancer Grand Challenges proposition

10.45 am – 11.30am: Keynote: Is AI a distraction in finding a cure for cancer? Christopher Yau, professor of artificial intelligence, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford, UK

11.30am - 12.15pm: Keynote: On Ageing and Cancer Professor Dame Linda Partridge, professorial research fellow, University College London, UK

12.15pm – 1.45pm: Lunch

1.45pm – 2pm: Welcome back 

2pm – 2.45pm: Cancer is a global crisis: Can we treat our way out?

2.45pm – 3.15pm: Break – Refreshments available 

3.15pm – 4.15pm: Transforming team science: How is Cancer Grand Challenges addressing cancer’s toughest problems? 

4.15pm – 5.30pm: Announcement of the 2024 Cancer Grand Challenges Awards

5.30pm – 6.15pm: Break 

6.15pm: Travel to the National Portrait Gallery 

7pm – 9pm: Networking reception: National Portrait Gallery

 

Thursday 7 March

For more details, view the full programme here. Please note the programme will be updated each day if there are any changes

8.45am: Attendees to please take their seats in the Trinity Suite 

9am – 9.15am: Welcome

9.15am – 10am: Keynote: IMAXT and the dawn of spatial omics

10am – 10.45am: Keynote Rosetta: The first large-scale systematic metabolic imaging programme – reflections on delivery of our Grand Challenge project

10.45am – 11.15am: Break – Refreshments available 

11.15am – 12.15pm: Team OPTIMISTICC: The bowel cancer microbiome – basic diagnostic and therapeutic science

12.15pm – 1.30pm: Lunch 

1.30pm: Welcome back 

1.30pm – 2.15pm: Novel approaches to patient advocacy in Cancer Grand Challenges

2.15pm – 3.15pm: Team SPECIFICANCER: Tissue specificity in cancer evolution and vulnerability

3.15pm – 3.45pm: Break – Refreshments available

3.45pm – 4.45pm: Team CANCAN: Cancer cachexia: no time to waste!

4.45pm – 5.45pm: Team eDyNAmiC: Tackling the ecDNA Cancer Grand Challenge by leveraging new technologies and learning from patients

5.45pm – 6.30pm: Break 

6.30pm – 7.45pm: Poster session and reception

7.45pm – 10pm: Summit dinner

Friday 8 March

For more details, view the full programme here. Please note the programme will be updated each day if there are any changes

8.30am: Attendees to please take their seats in the Trinity Suite

8.45am – 9am: Welcome 

9am – 10am: Team NexTGen: Towards the next generation of CAR T cell therapies for childhood solid cancers

10am – 11am: Team PROMINENT: Discovering the molecular signatures of cancer PROMotion to Inform prevention

11am – 11.30am: Break – Refreshments available

11.30am – 12.15pm: Team science at scale: Secrets for success

12.15pm – 1.30pm: Lunch 

1.30pm: Welcome back 

1.30pm – 2.15pm: Keynote: DCIS: First, do no harm with PRECISION

2.15pm – 3pm: Keynote: Reflections on Mutographs and the future of the field

3pm – 3.30pm: Cancer Grand Challenges: Direction of travel 

Welcome to the Cancer Grand Challenges Summit 2024!

During the event, we will celebrate the progress that the Cancer Grand Challenges community is making against some of cancer’s biggest questions. We are looking forward to learning about the incredible science from each team; discussing the impact that our first teams are having in their fields; and welcoming a brand-new set of researchers to the community as we announce the new challenges that will be funded and the teams that have been selected to take them on. 

Programme

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Abstract

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Attendees

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Code of Conduct

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Thank you to our founders, partners and donors
for making this event possible: 

Founded by


 Cancer Research UK's partners

 

And a special thanks to
Cancer Research UK's donors

The Kamini and Vindi Banga Family Trust
The Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK
Nick and Annette Razey
Bjorn and Inger Saven