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.

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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Professor Michael Julian Seckl
President
Professor Christopher Martin Nutting
President Elect
Dr Jonathan Krell
Honorary Secretary
Dr Thurkaa Shanmugalingam
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming oncology events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Oncology Section.

Prizes & awards

Oncology section: Vanessa Moss annual prize

Prizes:

  • Winner of best abstract - £250 and invited for oral presentation
  • Top 10 abstracts – poster presentation

Submission deadline: Sunday 27 June 2021

Open to:

  • Any scientist or healthcare professional working in the field of global cancer control
  • HICs and LMICs.

Abstract guidelines:

Submit an abstract of 400 words maximum, including background, methods, results and discussion. The abstract should be on collaborative research/service delivery in which the applicant has been significantly involved, in global cancer control, focusing on LMICs as defined by the world bank group. The project may be clinical or scientific and the work may have been published previously (but not before 2018).

Judging panel will include oncologists and experts in the field of global cancer care who will consider the originality and the impact of the research on the quality of care for patients with cancer in LMICs, within the context of the resources available to the host institution.

The winner must agree to attend the conference. Standard travel expenses will covered by the RSM Oncology Section.

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Oncology Section: Sylvia Lawler Prize - Clinical

Prize

  • £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

Oncology: Sylvia Lawler Prize - Scientific

Prize: 

  • £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

Oncology Section: The Vanessa Moss Prize

Prize 

  • Winner of best abstract - £250 and invited for oral presentation; Top 10 abstracts – poster presentation

Submission deadline

Friday 2 August 2018 

Open to

Any scientist or healthcare professional working in the field of global cancer control, and open to HICs and LMICs. 

Application guidelines

Submit an abstract of 400 words maximum, including background, methods, results and discussion. The abstract should be on collaborative research/service delivery in which the applicant has been significantly involved, in global cancer control, focusing on LMICs as defined by the world bank group. The project may be clinical or scientific and the work may have been published previously (but not before 2018). 

Submissions open to HICs and LMICs. Judging panel will include oncologists and experts in the field of global cancer care who will consider the originality and the impact of the research on the quality of care for patients with cancer in LMICs, within the context of the resources available to the host institution.

The winner must agree to attend the conference.

For further information please contact oncology@rsm.ac.uk

Submission Closed

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