About this event

  • Date and time Fri 14 Jan 2022 from 9:10am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Oncology, Medical Genetics

Join us to understand how critically important the genetic and epigenetic changes in cancer are for disease biology and novel treatments.

Learning objectives include:

  • The role of genetic and epigenetic changes in cancer biology with examples of how this has already impacted patient treatment and survival
  • Novel emerging technologies such as gene-editing and radiomics to understand how these may lead to new therapies and predictors of response, respectively
  • Gain an insight into the trials and tribulations of genetic testing from a consumer point of view

This meeting will be relevant to clinical and medical oncologists, geneticists, basic scientists interested in cancer biology and genetics (cancer researchers), radiologist, pathologists, pharmacists, cancer researchers and cancer nurses, medical students and trainees interested in cancer and genetics.

There are 30 free bursary places available on a first come, first served basis. To claim your free place, please email us at oncology@rsm.ac.uk.

This is a pre-recorded webinar that will be available three days after the live in-person event on 14 January 2022, taking place at the RSM in London. You will be able to view the webinar whenever you like, up to 60 days from when it’s made available. Registered delegates will receive the link via email on 17 January 2022 to watch this on-demand webinar. 

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Tickets

Live stream pricing available until 14 January 2022.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£36.00 £27.00 £27.00 £27.00 £18.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£66.00 £50.00 £50.00 £50.00 £33.00

Key speakers

Professor Alan Ashworth

E. Dixon Heise Distinguished Professor in Oncology, University of California San Francisco, President, University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Senior Vice President for Cancer Services,  University of California San Francisco Health, Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, United States of America

Professor Clare Scott

Professor of Gynaecological Cancer, University of Melbourne, Joint Head, Clinical Translation Centre, Laboratory Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne and Royal Women's Hospitals, Australia

Professor Ian Tomlinson

Director, Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, Charles and Ethel Barr Chair of Cancer Research

Agenda

View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Session one: Genetics

Chair: Professor Michael Seckl, Immediate Past President, Oncology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Susana Banerjee, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Reader in Women’s Cancers, Institute of Cancer Research

Breast cancer genetics

Professor Alan Ashworth, President, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of California, San Francisco and Senior Vice President for Clinical Services, University of California San Francisco Health, United States of America

Virtual

Ovarian cancer genetics

Professor Clare Scott, Professor of Gynaecological Cancer, University of Melbourne, Joint Head, Clinical Translation Centre, Laboratory Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne and Royal Women's Hospitals, Australia

Virtual

PARP inhibitors in clinical practice- ovarian cancer

Dr Susana Banerjee

Tea and coffee break

Session two: Epigenetics

Chair: Professor Chrissie Thirlwell, Mireille Gillings Professor of Cancer Genomics, University of Exeter Medical School and Dr Sarah Rae, President, Medical Genetics Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Epigenetics in cancer

Professor Idriss Bennani-Baiti, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Epigenetics Society, Austria

Neuroendocrine tumours - cracking the epigenetic code

Professor Chrissie Thirlwell

Epigenetic treatment strategies for ovarian cancer

Professor Robert Brown, Senior Research Investigator, Imperial College London

Lunch

Session three: Technological advances in cancer and genetics

Chair: Professor Christopher Nutting, President, Oncology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Leveraging the microbiome for improved cancer outcomes

Dr James Kinross, Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Imperial College London

Radiomics

Professor Eric Aboagye, Professor of Cancer Pharmacology & Molecular Imaging, Imperial College London

 

CRISPR technology – Is it clinic ready?

Dr Claire Roddie, Consultant Haematologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Haematology, University College London

Tea and coffee break

Session four: Targeted genetic treatment old and new

Chair: Professor Christopher Nutting, Dr Sarah Rae and Professor Michael Seckl

Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors

Professor Fiona Blackhall, Professor of Thoracic Oncology, Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, The University of Manchester, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Gene therapy

Professor Malcolm Brenner, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, United States of America

Plenary session: Colorectal cancer genetics and new targets for treatment

Professor Ian Tomlinson, Director, Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, Charles and Ethel Barr Chair of Cancer Research

Close of meeting

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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