About this section

The Oncology Section’s purpose is to enable all those investigating the aetiology, epidemiology and the treatment of all forms of cancer, to meet together regularly so that they may profit mutually from each other's knowledge and experience.

London Global Cancer Week 2019 - The Report

This report is a record of a series of meetings held in venues across central London on 24-28 November 2019 under the umbrella title London Global Cancer Week. These events provided the space for the active community of UK and international experts from across the cancer spectrum and working in partnership with colleagues in low and middle income countries to come together to discuss their work and to explore new opportunities for collaboration. Please view the full report here.

Upcoming events

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23rd PET CT in the practice of oncology

Join us for an up to date overview of the current clinical applications and the emerging role of PET CT.

  • Price £30 - £95
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Endoscopy in pregnancy

Join the Royal Society of Medicine in London as we provide an overview of the recent developments in the use of minimally invasive surgery in pregnancy. There will be a number of speakers whom have pertinent and direct experience in laprascopic surgery in pregnancy. This awareness raising event will be hugely informative with ample opportunities for audience participation and discussion.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom


Oncology Section: Sylvia Lawler Prize - Clinical


  • £250 to oral presenters
  • £50 voucher to poster presenters

Submission deadline

12 April 2021

Open to

All clinicians in training

Application guidelines

Abstracts of no more than 200 words are invited from clinicians in training, themed on a clinical research project.

The top 3 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations; a panel of judges will determine the best oral presentation and 1 applicant will be awarded the Sylvia Lawler Prize for the best clinical paper. Additionally, high quality abstracts not selected for oral presentation will be invited for poster presentations during the meeting. 

Clinical research includes but is not limited to audit data, imaging studies, outcomes of surgical procedures. Translational studies such as genomic studies of clinical samples should be submitted for the basic/translational science prize. If the applicant is unsure of the appropriate prize to specify they should highlight this at the time of submission.

Apply here

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Professor Michael Seckl


Christopher Nutting